AJAX: Hotmail vs Yahoo Mail

So both Yahoo Mail! and Hotmail have come up with their AJAX based UIs. Its time I did a comparison.

Yahoo! Mail

yahoo-mail-ajax.gif

Hotmail

hotmail-ajax.png

Use of Colors, Icons, images

  • Hotmail, has worked upon its old icons, making them with gradient backgrounds though.
  • Yahoo has created bold new Icons, Their Icons are more intuitive. They are bigger, considering the higher resolutions (more than 1024 x 768). Hotmail’s icons’ main image still is small, with Text beside it to help
  • Hotmail has already given multiple themes like Blue, Red, Black, Sliver, Yahoo still lacks it, or atleast I wasn’t able to find it.

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