Just An Online Minute... Yahoo!'s Facelift
Some of the more noticeable changes are a music button on the top of the home page, a more organized home page with alphabetical product listings, customizable navigation buttons, weather updates, a single search box, a streamlined directory for searching by topic, and the addition of a Buzz Log. Interestingly, Yahoo! removed a button that linked surfers directly to HotJobs.
The addition of a music button on the home page would appear to sync with its acquisition earlier this month of Musicmatch, the online music provider. Yahoo! will use Musicmatch to sell digital music.
Another change - a new search tab for the site's Web directory and a regularly updated feature that will note which topics are generating the most search requests. Yahoo! touted its updated front page today with a teaser, "Try out the new Yahoo! Front Page - slightly different, much improved" on, where else, the home page.