September 28, 2013
- Tabs and pages. iGoogle has a drop-down showing its different pages whereas Yahoo shows tabs across the top.
- Modules. Both iGoogle and Yahoo display various modules which contain everything from emails to RSS feeds to tasks and calendars.
- Themes and backgrounds. Both have various themes and backgrounds to choose from and each tab or page can have its own.
- Different layouts. Yahoo allows users to choose from three different layouts - two, three, or four columns - which is a great feature.
- Email. Each tab contains an email icon at the top which displays the number of unread messages along with a preview when users mouse over it.
Yahoo recently unveiled a new design for its homepage. With Yahoo’s new design also came some issues.
- Users can no longer select a module and drag it to a different tab.
- Users can no longer move the advertisement module to a different location on the page.
- Load times for items on the pages seem much slower. This is noticeable when moving between Yahoo tabs or navigating back to Yahoo from a separate browser tab.
- The weather module does not always save the location chosen. Often times when the page is refreshed or navigated back to, the location has changed.