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Why is Yahoo purple?

Discussion in 'Yahoo' started by chilirepublic, Mar 4, 2021.

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    Why is Yahoo purple? Red was so much better.
     
    chilirepublic, Mar 4, 2021 IP
  2. qwikad.com

    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    Over the last few years using purple became very trendy in site design. That could be one of the reasons.
     
    qwikad.com, Mar 4, 2021 IP
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    SNTJJ Active Member

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    #3
    Interesting question. I am interested in the answer as well.

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    27 years of Yahoo! website:
    https://www.versionmuseum.com/history-of/yahoo-website
     
    SNTJJ, Mar 10, 2021 IP
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    It would appear that David Filo was sent out to buy grey paint for the office walls and came back with lavender by mistake.

    Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/why-yahoo-is-purple-2017-3?r=US&IR=T
     
    ret3p, Mar 12, 2021 IP
  5. chilirepublic

    chilirepublic Banned

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    Thanks for answering my question.
     
    chilirepublic, Mar 19, 2021 IP
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    brack nelson Greenhorn

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    Yahoo is a color that has been used as the company's logo since 1997. The original logo was designed by Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang and his wife, Tina Chen. It consists of three circles with a large "Y" in the middle. The colors are purple (the inner circle), yellow (middle circle) and green (outer circle).

    The recognisable Yahoo wordmark now has a purple hue. Now that it's more artistic and imaginative, it conveys a feeling of harmony and motion. As an icon, a white exclamation point is employed and is positioned on a solid purple circle.

    Why is Yahoo purple? This question has been asked many times and it's a very common question. The answer to this question is that it was the color of the logo of Yahoo before they changed their logo. Yahoo is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. It owns and operates some of the most popular websites on the Internet such as: Flickr, Yahoo Mail, Yahoo Groups, Yahoo Answers, Tumblr, and more!
     
    brack nelson, Aug 22, 2022 IP
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    JEET Notable Member

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    I also liked the red one better.
     
    JEET, Sep 1, 2022 IP
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    knowledgeherald Well-Known Member

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    I remember once Yahoo had a feature to change the color from a choice of about 5 or 6. It was probably way back in 2009 or 10 I guess. The feature was cool and included red and purple.
     
    knowledgeherald, Sep 6, 2022 IP
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    Thanks for answering question.
     
    GalyBlasty, Nov 20, 2023 IP
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    Yahoo chose purple as their branding color because it represents creativity, curiosity, and innovation. It is a distinctive and memorable color, helping Yahoo to stand out in the market. The decision to switch from red to purple was likely based on market research and the desire to reposition the brand.
     
    GreenHost.Cloud, Jan 7, 2024 IP
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    BrainEngager Peon

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    I will never forget the good old days with Yahoo Messenger.
    Since Yahoo Messenger stopped, I haven't communicated much with Yahoo and its purple logo.:D
     
    BrainEngager, Jan 16, 2024 IP
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    AIForContents.com Peon

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    Perhaps it's the favorite color of Yahoo consultant :)
     
    AIForContents.com, Feb 18, 2024 IP
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    Interesting answers here. I also liked it better when it was red. I guess the habit/nostalgia has to do with it (since neither of these two colors is among my favorites).
     
    Gavin Anthony Wilson, Feb 19, 2024 IP
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    dawid997420 Peon

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    I am colorblind :mad:
     

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    dawid997420, Mar 10, 2024 IP
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    rjpzf Well-Known Member

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    Probably the most interesting thing I've learned from a forum. Kudos!
     
    rjpzf, Mar 13, 2024 IP
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    Oh no dear... purple is looking cool instead of red design .

    Emmanuel Katto
     
    geoff lyon, Mar 14, 2024 IP