Yahoo! Messenger 9.0 beta

30 Oct 2007 - 12:54pm
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Dave Cortright
2005

http://beta.messenger.yahoo.com/

I'm proud of this one. I worked with a great PM who believed in the design
vision. Some of

1. Focus on friends. the friends list is once again the primary focus
of the main window. bigger display images, more room for status messages,
and a contextual toolbar telling you what actions you can take with each
contact.
2. Designed for both keyboard and mouse access. Keyboard access =
Windows+Y, type a few characters, optionally use the up/down arrow keys to
select the contact and optionally use the left/right arrows to select the
action.
3. Words, not pictures. No more icons that need to be deciphered. Kept
the tooltip, got rid of the tool :-)

There are some other nice features in there too, like the inline media
players and the modeless Flickr photo picker. Check it out, and I'd love
your expert feedback.

·Dave

Comments

30 Oct 2007 - 6:46pm
ELISABETH HUBERT
2007

I just watched the demo and overall I think this is really cool. I
love the interfaces with Flickr and esp the Forward option that lets
users stay connected at all times. The video in the IM window is also
pretty cool. As a IM user myself however I don't usually take
advantage of the calling and texting features available to me since i
have most of my friend list in my cell phone and just use that medium.
I'm supposing that these features of IM are something your users take
advantage often. Correct assumption?

On Oct 30, 2007 12:54 PM, David Cortright <davecort at gmail.com> wrote:
> http://beta.messenger.yahoo.com/
>
> I'm proud of this one. I worked with a great PM who believed in the design
> vision. Some of
>
> 1. Focus on friends. the friends list is once again the primary focus
> of the main window. bigger display images, more room for status messages,
> and a contextual toolbar telling you what actions you can take with each
> contact.
> 2. Designed for both keyboard and mouse access. Keyboard access =
> Windows+Y, type a few characters, optionally use the up/down arrow keys to
> select the contact and optionally use the left/right arrows to select the
> action.
> 3. Words, not pictures. No more icons that need to be deciphered. Kept
> the tooltip, got rid of the tool :-)
>
> There are some other nice features in there too, like the inline media
> players and the modeless Flickr photo picker. Check it out, and I'd love
> your expert feedback.
>
> ·Dave
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