Yahoo Reinvents the Web Portal

by admin November 12, 2008 at 8:04 pm

Want to know what the future for big web portals will look like? Yahoo’s developer team might just have an answer. Using YUI 2.x and YUI 3-based framework, they’re working on a new front page that will enable extensive customization for users; developers, on the other hand, will be able to create third party applications for the page.

Developers should go over to the YUI blog for the nitty gritty details. From the user’s standpoint, this means that Yahoo’s new homepage will be very customizable, with a dashboard area (on the left side of the screenshot) where you’ll be able to check Yahoo and non-Yahoo applications and services. On the other hand, Yahoo will “learn” from your browsing habits and bring you content tailored to your needs. Finally, you’ll feel more connected, as you’ll be able to see what your friends are up to, be it on one of Yahoo’s services or the web in general.

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