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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RE: uggh text isnt better
by Doc Pain on Sat 25th Aug 2007 02:06 UTC in reply to "uggh text isnt better"
Doc Pain
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2006-10-08

"im so sick of text is better... if htats the case why dont you install a command line google search and then youll never have to see an image again."

In most cases, blind computer users will require text mode interfaces in order to operate programs and services. Even web pages can be used with lynx-like browsers these days... but due to HTML et al. abused... their number is decreasing.

"maners: ya their working with the mono team to get a linux version of silverlight completed"

I'm very interested to see a working implementation, just to be able to compare it to already working alternatives in Linux.

"yes i agree it needs more useful features besides the dock, but a bit of eye candy is nice from time to time im kinda sick of the blank white ages of google and the others."

Form does not replace content. :-)

But you're right. Because of most users judging a software's quality from visual impressions in first place, look and feel are one of the most important parts of software and UI design.

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