ad Silicon Tails: Yahoo! Design Pattern Library launched

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Yahoo! Design Pattern Library launched

Yesterday we launched the Yahoo! Design Pattern Library in an effort to share design patterns and engage in dicussions with the larger Web community. This first release is small but we will be adding to it over the months ahead to round out its offerings. We also launched at the same time Yahoo! User Interface Library, an AJAX/DHTML framework. Today there is only little synergy between the two libraries but in the future many of the design patterns will link directly to the code library for examples and help in implementing design solutions.

Going public with all this received a lot of praise in the blogosphere and the web dev community, here are just a few links and snippets:

O'Reilly paid us a huge compliment.

Kokogiat claims that "Yahoo seems far more like it's made of People than Google does these days. People who care, make efforts, make mistakes, share and build."

WebBreakStuff writes: "Yahoo! keeps showing the world how much they get web 2.0. ... This is clearly celebration time for the online development community and open source movements. Big players embracing the need for open standards - thus stimulating innovation instead of re-invention - are definitely something we need more of. Excellent!"

And one of my favorites from Chris Heuer: "Yahoo! 'gets' Web 2.0 and then some..." ... "you can now officially leverage all the years and millions upon millions of dollars of Yahoo! research that has gone into developing highly usable web sites, using highly interactive design elements - without having to try to hack it or reverse engineer it, without fear of reprisal or that guilty inner conscience.