24.com & Yahoo!

I wandered over to Yahoo! for the first time in a long time and was struck by the similarity of the site with our own, home-grown, South African portal 24.com. 24.com is apparently doing very well so far… and hats off to ’em for innovating — they’ve got a good platform to start doing some very nice stuff on the local web. I know they are modelling themselves to some extent after Yahoo. The similarity between the sites in appearance is unmistakeable. See for yourself below…



Comments (4)

  1. I personally think that Yahoo’s new look, which was launched a few months ago, is great. Plus it allows a lot of the popular AJAX powered web.2.0 features to be incorporated into it. It comes as no surprise to me that 24.com based their design on Yahoo’s. I was temped to do the same when I first saw it but decided against it.

    Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at 5:11 am #
  2. Steve Hayes wrote::

    24.com’s web e-mail is clunky, though, and is HTML only, which is a very big no-no as far as I am concerned.

    I started as blog there because I had to register to comment on another blog, but that policy keeps it rather ingrown and introspective.

    Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 2:51 am #
  3. but steve… the cool thing about blogging @ 24.com is that you are part of a community and that the 24.com portal and 24.com community bloggers can send traffic to your blog posts. its one thing having a blog…its another actually getting people to read what u have to say…i would say that is a BIG BENEFIT of being part of the 24.com blogging network…

    Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at 2:42 pm #
  4. nina wrote::


    Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 4:46 pm #