Thursday, March 8th, 2007
The YUI revamp of Yahoo! properties keeps on chugging along with the latest My Yahoo! Beta.
For the three people who do not have Yahoo! ids or if you just want to take a quick gander, you can check out a screencast.
The new feel doesn’t seem as revolutionary as the some of the other upgrades. It is more subtle… and this will probably work to their advantage. There isn’t going to be a backlash of “oh no I just want to always keep my old My Y!” and instead more of a “huh that is nicer”.
You will see lots of inline ajax touches such as editing portlets, bubble tooltips to show more info on an item, quick links, and drag and drop. Drag and drop is still foreign enough that I prefer it when the targets are explicit (a la netvibes and others).
Ben and I have talked about portals, showing My Yahoo!, for a couple of years now. It is great to see what they came up with. My guess is that there is a lot still to come, and once we are on this version they can get more and more creative.
What do you like/dislike from a developer stand point? What would you do differently?
Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:49 pm