Yahoo! rolls out new homepage to masses

Yahoo! is rolling out access to its fresh-and-widgetized front page redesign to US users, to be followed with rollouts in the UK, France, and India. The design features a configurable "my favorites" bar with several dozen applications that can fly out and preview content above the main screen, improved localization, slightly smaller type, and the ubiquitous […]

Yahoo! is rolling out access to its fresh-and-widgetized front page redesign to US users, to be followed with rollouts in the UK, France, and India. The design features a configurable "my favorites" bar with several dozen applications that can fly out and preview content above the main screen, improved localization, slightly smaller type, and the ubiquitous purple. The rollout’ll evidently be in stages; although screenshots from the prototype are showing up everywhere, certain registered Yahoo users’ll be the first to be asked whether they want to make the switch. Betanews gave it a shot this morning, but to no avail. What we're anxious to learn is whether the changes’ll affect "My Yahoo," the component-driven page whose layout is determined by each user.