Tuesday, September 22

Updated Yahoo! Search Page Framework: Faster, more consistent, and easier to change

Today Yahoo! launched a new search page framework.

The new framework integrates SearchMonkey, SearchPad, and SearchAsisst. The team streamlined the layout to make it more faster and more modular. As they write,
Now, here’s the best part: Rather than building this new experience on top of our existing front-end technology, our talented engineering and design teams rebuilt much of the foundational markup/CSS/JavaScript for the SRP design and core functionality completely from scratch. This allowed us to get rid of old cruft and take advantage of quite a few new techniques and best practices, reducing core page weight and render complexity in the process.
I like the SearchPad integration. However, I find the three-column Y! search result page layout cramped compared to Google and Bing. It feels cluttered and less readable. I have a big monitor and the restricted layout doesn't utilize the space well.

Interesting stuff, but now let's see what the Y! team can do with a new revamped code base.

1 comment:

  1. I like the new interface. And it seems to be headed in a good direction, too.. i.e. I can see them continuing to add interesting capabilities.