Yahoo! UI Library

14 Feb 2006 - 2:41pm
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Rich Holman
2005

So Yahoo! have released the Yahoo! User Interface Library (
http://developer.yahoo.net/yui/), the Yahoo! Design Pattern Library (
http://developer.yahoo.net/ypatterns), as well as a User Interface blog (
http://www.yuiblog.com/).

It's great that someone is trying to standardise UI, and offering for free
some pretty hefty tools to enable that standardisation.

What does everyone here think about this? I haven't had a detailed look at
this, but I think its undoubtedly good that such a huge resource has been
made available for use. Will be interesting to see what effect this has.

Anyone here involved in the project? If so what are your thoughts about this
service?

Cheers
Rich

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14 Feb 2006 - 4:40pm
Bill Scott
2005

Yes, we welcome feedback. Realize that the initial set of patterns is small. The good news is that we have a lot of internal patterns that we are readying for public consumption in the very near future.

Also, understand that these are a snapshot of how we understand the best practice to be at this point in time. We are continuing to do research to understand how to improve each pattern.

The larger story (you can read about at: http://yuiblog.com/blog/2006/02/13/yahoo_patterns_released/) is the synergy with code resources and the advantage of a common vocabulary throughout Yahoo! (and maybe beyond.)

We are interested in ways that we can leverage, cite, or enhance other pattern libraries-- which we recognize there are several very excellent ones (Tidwell, Welie, Laakso to name a few).

Thanks
Bill Scott
Yahoo! UED

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So Yahoo! have released the Yahoo! User Interface Library (
http://developer.yahoo.net/yui/), the Yahoo! Design Pattern Library (
http://developer.yahoo.net/ypatterns), as well as a User Interface blog (
http://www.yuiblog.com/).

It's great that someone is trying to standardise UI, and offering for free
some pretty hefty tools to enable that standardisation.

What does everyone here think about this? I haven't had a detailed look at
this, but I think its undoubtedly good that such a huge resource has been
made available for use. Will be interesting to see what effect this has.

Anyone here involved in the project? If so what are your thoughts about this
service?

Cheers
Rich

--
Rich Holman
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14 Feb 2006 - 7:11pm
Peter Boersma
2003

Bill Scott said:
> We are interested in ways that we can leverage, cite, or enhance other
> pattern libraries-- which we recognize there are several very excellent
> ones (Tidwell, Welie, Laakso to name a few).

I'd love to see that happen! I have glanced at the Yahoo! collection, worked
with Martijn (van Welie) and once prepared a corporate pattern collection
for Nokia, and have noticed the overlap between them.

Do you think there's a place for a universal, okay UX-wide, pattern
language? One that gives each pattern a place in its grammar and dictionary?

Peter
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15 Feb 2006 - 4:34pm
Bill Scott
2005

I certainly believe there can be a blending of the efforts. And certain terminology can rise to the level of wider acceptance. But obviously that will take time. Also, since language is a very personal thing, it will be difficult to have a universal language for all of it.

We are starting discussions with the other pattern library owners (Tidwell, Mahemoff, etc.) to see how we can collaborate. At the very least, we can reference each other's work. That will reveal overlap and generate discussion about the overall vocabulary.

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Bill Scott
Ajax Evangelist/Design Manager Patterns
Yahoo! User Experience & Design (UED)

----- Original Message ----
From: Peter Boersma <peter at peterboersma.com>
To: discuss at ixda.org
Cc: billwaynescott at yahoo.com
Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 4:11:34 PM
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Yahoo! UI Library

Bill Scott said:
> We are interested in ways that we can leverage, cite, or enhance other
> pattern libraries-- which we recognize there are several very excellent
> ones (Tidwell, Welie, Laakso to name a few).

I'd love to see that happen! I have glanced at the Yahoo! collection, worked
with Martijn (van Welie) and once prepared a corporate pattern collection
for Nokia, and have noticed the overlap between them.

Do you think there's a place for a universal, okay UX-wide, pattern
language? One that gives each pattern a place in its grammar and dictionary?

Peter
--
Peter Boersma | Consultant User Experience | User Intelligence
Vlaardingenlaan 9d | 1059 GL | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
p: +31-20-4084296 | m: +31-6-15072747 | f: +31-20-4084298
mailto:boersma at userintelligence.com | http://www.peterboersma.com/blog

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