Yahoo A/B testing a new design

almost 6 years ago from Derrick Schippert, Product Designer

  • Alex FawdrayAlex Fawdray, almost 6 years ago

    I definitely agree, but the large photos on the right pulling your eye are probably intentional because that's where they'll put the med rec. I'm not saying it's a good idea but it does the solve the right hand column blindness that users have on news sites.

    2 points
    • Dean HudsonDean Hudson, almost 6 years ago

      I'm sure it is intentional but it makes for an uncomfortable reading experience. Putting the thumbnails on the left would create a bit more balance, the design is too heavy on the right side.

      It's interesting to see how little emphasis they are giving to search, the input box is all alone and fairly low-contrast. The Yahoo logo is grouped with mail and categories of content to explore showing that Yahoo isn't trying to be a search engine anymore.

      2 points