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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"Most of the "Silverlight" features could be simplified using Javascript."

Tafiti runs on Silverlight 1.0, which uses javascript almost entirely. Hopefully that provides some insight.

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kmarius Member since:

That's not what I meant, and I think you understood me :-)

I was talking about using a simplified web interface, without installing Silverlight.

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cg0def Member since:

and silverlight doesn't use ajax? How do you suppose that all those pretty pictures show up your screen then?

I never thought I would say this but Silverlight is some of MS' better work and it's actually almost great. Well it would be if it was oss. It uses much less resources than flash and looks just as good. The site though sux. Seriously out of all the ideas that one can come up with MS decided to go with this one as a demo? Do they really think that people a desperately in need of pretty pictures when they are searching for a link to another site?

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MollyC Member since:

Well, it's not just pretty pictures.
If you can, go to the FAQ section of the site and watch the demo video.

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jayson.knight Member since:

"and silverlight doesn't use ajax? How do you suppose that all those pretty pictures show up your screen then? "

Huh? Let me try to break this down for you transitive property style:

Silverlight uses Ajax. Ajax is Javascript. Therefore Silverlight 1.0 is Javascript based. I'm not following what the misunderstanding is here.

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