Some Yahoo Users Noticing New Home Page Design

Sep 25, 2008 • 7:51 am | comments (35) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Yahoo Search Engine & Yahoo SEO

About a week ago we reported about the news that Yahoo is testing a new home page design. Since then, we have really not heard any chatter about people actually seeing the design in place. I personally see the old design and that is expected because Yahoo is testing out the new design on a test group.

Last night, a DigitalPoint Forums thread started, telling members that he saw the new design. This user was using Internet Explorer and was automatically redirected from to Clicking on will not load the new design for everyone, because most users who tried it, including myself, do not see the new design.

Aurora Brown, the individual who saw this new design, posted a screen capture at

Yahoo's New Design

It is a simpler design, but will Yahoo users like it?

Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums.

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Edward Jones

08/28/2009 11:42 am

I just wnat the new one gone and the old one there without going to collage to learn how to do it. Edward


10/03/2009 02:26 am

boooooooo!!!!! this ish is Corny....pls bring back the old! thanx


10/05/2009 01:49 am sucks! I'm not using yahoo anymore because of it. Google is better.


10/14/2009 04:24 pm

KUDOS to Stephanie. Thanks for what should be an obvious cure to this extremely annoying problem. I guess when Yahoo partnered with Microsoft, they started using the latters' "WE are the provider and WE know what's best for you, so get used to it" attitude!


10/18/2009 02:17 pm

I didn't like being hijacked with the new m in the yahoo address either, to me, that is too virus like. What worked for me (I use the browser as well as Explorer) was to delete all cookies, then retype home page to and restart the browser. That did it for me. Didn't like this yahoo tactic.

janeen Smith

10/23/2009 04:38 am

Yahoo can kiss my grits! Thats putting it mildly. I HATE IT...Dont tell me what to do or what to like or what to have as my homepage!


10/23/2009 08:41 pm

Removing cookies was helping, but not anymore. First it would open in , but after switching to narrow layout it would redirect to stupid M. Now, even deleting cookies, Temp Files and history does not help. It susks !!


10/25/2009 04:41 pm

There is one reason I don't like the new page... I don't mind change or what it looks like it's that M. THIS DRIVES ME CRAZY I am the girl who doesn't use bookmarks for any of my regularly visited sites. I just hightlight the yahoo part of and then type in the site I wish to go to. No spoofing that way... So NOW I have to compleate erase the whole thing then type in the site I wish to go to... TAKE away the m. please???


10/27/2009 04:36 am

Hey Yahoo. Way to go. Your new page you are forcing on us SUCKS. I have one suggestion for you wiseinhiemers....EAT MY ASS.

A Person

10/27/2009 08:08 pm

I hate it, and want to keep yahoo classic. I have been one of the "lucky" test group, and they are wasting my precious time.


10/27/2009 10:33 pm

IT'S BIG. IT'S GAUDY, IT'S BEYOND, IN YOUR FACE OBNOXIOUS. It's a total waste of time. It's for kiddies & morons, and like the Housewives of Orange County, you can't get rid of it. Great. Just what the world needs. More useless crap. Toodle-Oo, Yahoo.


10/29/2009 04:55 pm

I hate the new homepage and was very happy when they added the link at the bottom to switch back to the old home page and have been doing it ever since. Until I saw the notice the other day that as of November 11, 2009 everyone will switch to the "NEW" version. Now I have to find a new homepage and I've been using Yahoo! for more than 10's a shame!


10/31/2009 02:42 am

I really dislike the way yahoo is shoving their their new down our throats. Why can't they keep the classic yahoo and the mobile version? I personally like to browse with a 19 inch monitor. It's better that way. In yahoo's defense, I can see the advantages of a more compact format. I want a choice however. This reminds of the time "New Coke" came out in the '80s. We had no choice until enough complained.


11/01/2009 10:34 pm

The new page really sucks and the fact that they are forcing it on users Nov 2 speaks very bad of Yahoo. I have been a dedicated user of yahoo since its inseption. Come November 2, I may consider not using it any more.


11/02/2009 06:52 pm

new yahoo = useless, clumsy, lame, inefficient, lousy...hate it! I have used it as my homepage for years now, but that will end if they don't listen to their customers


11/03/2009 08:15 pm

i hate the new yahoo page and cannot get rid of it. if i click the about yahoo link all i get is an error message. yahoo get your head out of your ass or sell your business. all you do is fuck up everything you touch.

Leon Stoker

11/08/2009 01:27 am

I do not like the new yahoo page, I like the old classic yahoo. please do not change. thank you

Jimmy HATES Yahoo

11/13/2009 07:54 am

Since the new crappy page became permanent on November 11th, here's what you can do: Found a link where we can give feedback to those morons at Yahoo. It’s a direct feedback link for the "team who created the new Yahoo! homepage." Let’s tell them it sucks ass. Please spread around. LET’S GET THE OLD YAHOO BACK!


11/14/2009 05:20 am

I think you have nothing to do with your self.


11/18/2009 06:38 am

the pages sucks ass! go back to the design before the last "change". you want change go talk to obamabutt, me i'd like the old or even older yahoo page back with not so many damn graphics.


11/26/2009 05:26 am

YAHOO--LISTEN UP--I think after the OVERWHELMING DISLIKE for this homepage Yahoo would have left the classic option available, or better yet cancel this sicking new page like your users requested.


12/17/2009 04:56 am

You think that Yahoo sucks, try the new MSN design...they are damned near identical! Must have another design consultant from India doing all their work! Don't go to msn, it's the worst I mess have ever seen before, and I can't get my emails, nor can I stop their damned "BINGH" popup ads!


01/21/2010 04:27 am

I hate the new page. Used to be if you deleted the yahoo cookie and went back to options and made sure the regular yahoo was your homepage you were good to go. I wrote yahoo saying I hate the new page also. I found this site doing a google search for a better homepage than yahoo. I am dropping them like a hot potato as soon as I find a better page.


02/07/2010 03:00 pm

Bad design and like so many things today, crammed down my throat. Easy solution in this great free market... I quit using Yahoo! Life is simple, if you make it that way.


09/17/2010 07:55 pm

this is the most horrible page i have ever seen if you do not change it back i will go some where else. I can't even get my addresses to go on so i can e-mail my friend's. Change it back.


01/12/2011 11:51 pm

Compact View is missing--which I ALWAYS USE!! Can I change back or do I have to wait for Yahoo?????


04/01/2011 03:41 am

go back to the true old classic email address book some of r just 2 old for ur games


06/14/2011 06:30 pm

now i cant get into my email, i put all my stuff in my yahoo acc name and my pasword and stell i cant get into my mail. i wish yall leave my page ALONE

Michal Dees

06/26/2011 09:08 pm

I would use it ! I am stuck in Bing hell , Had to try Google to get this far !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


10/27/2011 12:46 am

People in power, put there by us, the users/clients, think they can crap all over us any way they want and we have to eat it. Wrong. Gmail is by far the better alternative anyway. And you can always use your ISP's email alternative. Screw these fools. If this doesn't go back, have to dump it.

going to google

10/28/2012 05:24 pm

new design suck ... articles are all jumbled up and the science category is gone ... unthinking bastards


02/20/2013 10:21 pm

I don't want to visit yahoo anymore with the new design, it just turns me off


02/21/2013 05:46 am

I was wondering why my Yahoo page looks weird and uncomfortable to use since this morning... Well, just like everyone else - I hate it! Who had the idea of changing the site's layout? Awful!!!


02/21/2013 04:22 pm

Worst page ever. I hate it. I am going to have to find a new homepage and maybe a new email provider if they dont give me the option of keeping the old one!


02/23/2013 04:40 pm

WAH WHO ! YAHOO could care less . First they have to start with giving back the compact view option . Then back up a few more years and remove more screwed up changes . Yahoo is like the current government. Yhaoo does not care about the majority viewpoints or the opinions we have .

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