The new yahoo.com marks a significant new look for the most trafficked website in the world. There's plenty of Ajax magic (speak Web 2.0) to make the Yahoo homepage more interactive - and Yahoo has made a big effort to make the user the primary focus of the new homepage.

It has a larger search box, in recognition of the big role that the search interface plays in today's Web. There is also more emphasis on personalization, news content and community - moving away from the 90's 'everything under the sun' portal to a more user-focused homepage for the user.

Indeed upon visiting the preview page, you're greeted with a banner that shows just how important personalization is to this re-design: "Welcome to the all-new Yahoo! It's made for you."

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