I haven’t had a good enough look to see how this stacks up to industry front-runner and MADE fave prototype, but I’ve always been a fan of Yahoo’s interface work, going back as far as the original Yahoo Directory. Before AJAX became all the rage Yahoo consistently came up with really innovative solutions to tricky UI conundrums using the more traditional fill-and-fire RESTy interface. Even now I think their freebie portal services (mail, calendar etc..) are really well designed. That’s why I’m really looking forward to getting deep into their Design Patterns also published today under a Creative Commons License.
A real example of doing the right thing, a gift to the web development community, and a welcome contrast to Google’s recent backtracking on content censorship in China.
Oh… and that’s the first post.