Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Aug 2007 13:16 UTC, submitted by steverez1
Internet & Networking "Microsoft has released a new showcase of its Silverlight web development frameworks, a graphical search engine called Tafiti. Tafiti, which means 'do research' in Swahili, is an experimental frontend to Microsoft's Live Search engine. It presents search options in three panes on the screen: the left pane is for entering search queries and switching between image, RSS, Web, and News, the middle pane contains the search results, and the right pane is used to 'dock' results using drag-and-drop for looking at later."
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Looks very promising
by CrazyDude0 on Fri 24th Aug 2007 16:43 UTC
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Ok i was kind of apprehensive of trying it but still i gave it a shot. Really i am impressed.

The following features stood out for me:
1. Once my search results are displayed, i can filter the results and that too incremental filtering i.e as I type the filter the results are changed live. Neat and IMHO very useful.
2. The interface is very cool and it is pretty fast. I was expecting a slow interface but surprisingly it is very fast.
3. The ability to temporarily save the results on the page, that is pretty awesome.

Other than that, having icons for books etc isn't that useful but I would use it just for the 3 features i mentioned above. Good going Microsoft.

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