My Yahoo Homepage Becomes More Customizable
Yahoo Inc has rolled out a redesigned user interface of its My Yahoo homepage. The Internet firm has made the Webpage more customizable. It was obviously designed to provide its users with better experience.
My Yahoo’s refreshed design now features a sleeker tailor-made Webpage. It instantly provides easy access to user’s email accounts, Flickr photos, and calendars. The page also brings other Yahoo and online content like stocks reports, weather updates, sports scores, and news.
In a blog post, Yahoo homepage and vertical products senior vice president Mike Kerns said the new design would reflect individual users’ style and personality. Any user could easily and strategically customize and personalize the homepage.
To access and customize the Webpage, a user must first log in to his Yahoo ID. Those who don’t own an account yet could sign up to start organizing preferred parts and links from across the Internet.
What could be expected from the revamped My Yahoo homepage? First, it bears the new Yahoo logo, which is by now already a familiar online emblem. Second, it contains all the information and apps that the user wants or often checks out.
There are new themes to choose from, which could be applied to make the page more personalized. Those were created by famous designers like Rachel Zoe and Oscar de la Renta. There are even special themes that pay tribute to icons like music bands FUN and Empire of the Sun.
The new homepage could facilitate better and easier organization of preferred sites and apps. It is available not just on the PC desktop but also on tablet PCs and smartphones. The main idea is to consolidate all programs and apps that are useful in a single place.
As usual, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is all out behind the endeavor. She has expressed her support by promoting the redesigned Webpage on her own Twitter account. She has also retweeted messages from many users, including those who promised to adopt the Yahoo homepage if Mayer retweets their messages. So far, she has converted 10 new users, based on her timeline activities.
Within the past week, Yahoo also rolled out its updated iOS app, which now comes with interesting new features like breaking news alerts and animated cinemagraphs. A few weeks ago, the company has announced a 20% increase in its average monthly active users to 800 million individuals.