- The homepage is loaded with dynamic elements that make it easy to get MORE information into the initial page and reveal even MORE information QUICKLY without having to load more pages.
- What content is included or excluded, as well as the order of the different types of content, can customized to the user’s preferences.
- On most pages a there exists a feature that allows for quick (no re-loading or loading of new pages), dynamic toggling between ‘headlines only’, ‘include summaries’, and ‘ include photos’ empowers the user with the ability to quickly skim information and control how many details the individual wants to see.
What’s Disappointing or Unsatisfying?
- The style of the site feels outdated and the layout tends to evoke feelings of information overload.
- It is great that the pages can be customized, but the ability to customize and the knowledge of what one can actually customize are buried and extremely easy to miss.
- Near the top of the pages is a ‘more stories’ widget that is both unnecessarily animated and presented in style mismatched with Yahoo News’ overall look-and-feel.
Tune in for my next posting, where I will be turning my attention to the #2 news site: CNN.
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What parts of the Yahoo News website experience do you love (or hate)?
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