Thursday, July 19th, 2007

Protonotes: Stickies for annotating prototypes

Category: JavaScript, Library, Showcase

Protonotes is an Ajax app to allow you to annotate your prototype applications for review and discussion:

Protonotes are notes that you add to your prototype that allow project team members to discuss system functionality , design, and requirements directly on the prototype. You can think of it like a discussion board/wiki in direct context of your prototype. Once you have signed up with Protonotes, all you have to do is share your unique Protonotes url with your project team members and they can begin adding notes to the prototype – they do not have to sign up.

Discussion Board + Wiki * (Prototypes) = Protonotes

The downside is that IE is required to do the admin work, but read-only viewers don’t have that restriction.

To see it at work, you can check out the person who isn’t a fan of Jakob Nielson.


Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:13 am

3.9 rating from 34 votes


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Protonotes seems great (without ie problems, but the real problem IS ie :) ).

We are working on a service that does technically almost the same stuff (based on Rails but with mootools)but dedicated to web designers, illustrators…

And it’s just the great time to subscribe to our newsletter if you want to try our beta version !

See you soon :)

Comment by Jib — July 19, 2007

So you obviously don’t think “prototype” is overloaded enough in javascript discussions, huh? Couldn’t you just as easily talk about your “beta”, “pre-production”, “mock-up”, “development”, “staging”, or “test” site? Jeeze.

Comment by Joshua Emmons — July 19, 2007

Well Joshua, I might not have get what you’re saying but:

1 I’m not trolling about Prototype, it’s a great framework, but we just wanted to have something “smaller” and more manageable (and not being tempted with Rail’s prototype integration).

2 I’ll improve my english and I come back to understand your cynicism !

Comment by jbfeldis — July 19, 2007

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