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This article was published on February 11, 2014

Yelp puts photos front and center with new design

Yelp puts photos front and center with new design
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Just two days after it emerged Yahoo was reportedly tapping its data to boost search engine results, business review site Yelp is giving its own site a bit of a spit-shine.

Though the fresh look is yet to be pushed live, it will better emphasize the community-contributed content, while also pushing photos of businesses “front and center”, as Yelp puts it. This means that rather than being greeted by a small thumbnail at first, you can choose from six large images instead.

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Moreover, the user review highlights feature now surfaces the best menu items, prices and other key information, such as whether a bar only sells wine. Finally, the user reviews’ column width has been reduced and font size has also been given a tweak to make it easier to read, while displaying larger photos and pushing them in-line underneath the text.

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