Yahoo! just launched a new design Yahoo! Image Search results page, to provide you with a completely immersive and engaging image browsing experience. “The new search results page sports a neatly tiled look, with each image equally sized, then becoming larger when you hover over one. In addition to displaying the best images from the web, the new Image Search includes three new category tabs to better categorize and present the images that interest you,” announced Yahoo.
Do a search and the results page shows all matches in a grid, with each image sized almost uniformly no matter their true dimensions or orientation (horizontal vs. vertical). Each image expands when you hover it. And, by clicking on any image on the search results page, the image will appear on a fresh page allowing users to browse effortlessly through full-size images with a simple click on the desktop browser.
The new layout also includes a series of tabs across the top of the image results, with choices that may include “Top Images,” “Latest,” “Galleries” and “Facebook.” – “we believe this provides the most clear viewing experience, letting you easily flip through images without missing a single detail,” Yahoo said.
- Latest tab will automatically appear for image search results of trending topics, such as images of events, celebrities and news. For example, the “Latest” tab appears in a “President Obama” search shown below.
- Galleries tab will appear for image search results that include photo galleries from Yahoo! News, Flickr and OMG.
- Facebook: If you choose to connect your Facebook account with Yahoo! Image Search, a “Facebook” tab will automatically appear if your search results include matches from your Facebook friends’ name, photo album names or album descriptions.
[Source: Yahoo Search blog]