Comparing Yahoo and Google Interface Design
Yahoo! and Google have almost similar offerings and now the interfaces are also getting closer. Google vs. Yahoo! Interface Design by Luke.
At a high level, Yahoo! has better integrated business goals with their product designs. For example, their comparison shopping site features multiple entry points that better match consumer shopping behaviors (browse by brand, browse by category, featured products, etc.) than Froogle’s single search box. Yahoo! also has more robust answers to vertical information finding (Travel, Finance, Movies, etc.) than Google’s Web Search features.
That doesn’t negate the value of Google’s simple solutions to these tasks. It’s just that a simple solution sometimes requires something in addition to (or other than) a search box.
In addition to providing easy access to more than 8 billion web pages, Google has many special features to help you to find exactly what you’re looking for. Yahoo! offers you new, faster ways to find the information you’re looking for, whether it’s on the Web or part of the Yahoo! network. You can access a range of features with one simple search.
Amit Agarwal is a Desktop Search enthusiast and dedicated blogger – read his personal blog, The Indian Blogger