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In light of yesterday’s news about Yahoo and Do Not Track, I’m trying some new search engines out. I have DuckDuckGo as the search engine in my Firefox, and I’ve installed the DuckDuckGo app on my iPhone. Unfortunately, there’s no way to add a search engine to Safari on iOS without jailbreaking, but I’ve switched to Bing temporarily to see how well it works.

So far I really like DuckDuckGo. Its results seem to be on point, and the results are fast and all over SSL. Bing is pretty… mediocre, both in results and in design.

With the recent news that Yahoo wants Google’s spot in iOS, I went to Yahoo to see what it looks like after all these years. I was met with this:

Yahoo's home page

What is this tabloid garbage? The entire website is an affront to clean, efficient design. If you compare this to Google’s frequently-touted minimalistic homepage, and it looks even worse. On the other hand, if you go to search.yahoo.com, you’re greeted by this:

Yahoo's search page

The difference is just night and day. If Yahoo wants to be taken seriously in search again (even though they sold it all to Microsoft), they need to make this minimal design their homepage as soon as possible.