Thursday, October 7, 2010

finally yahoo embraces html5

Yahoo has rolled out refreshed search engine favoring news and entertainment related searches for Yahoo U.S. domain. Shashi Seth, senior VP, Yahoo Search & Marketplaces noted, on the official Yahoo Search Blog, that this change is the first in the series of search enhancements. When you visit search.yahoo.com and search for entertainment or news-related topics, you ll get to see a box with vertical text tabs for different options - Videos, Images and Twitter. Yahoo is indeed trying to keep up in the search engine competition. 

It is after long that Yahoo has tried something new for its search to clearly differentiated itself from Microsoft Bing. Instead of throwing up a long list of links and text, Yahoo has taken a different approach and shows up an intuitive box. If you search for any term, for instance Scott Pilgrim, you'll get to see an Overview box that gives you comprehensive information about the movie - Scott Pilgrim vs The world in the box. On the right side of the box, you'll find images, videos and Twitter menus. Click on either of those menus and it will slide from the right to the left end. 





The web search has also been enhanced with HTML5 technology for Apple iOS based iPhone and other devices as well as Google Android devices. The new 'Trending Now' list will give you brief information on the heavily talked about topics on the web in form of a slideshow. Similarly, the image search also incorporates a slideshow feature and users can view the slideshow from public Facebook albums as well as Flickr.