| 8:19 pm on Aug 22, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Not one more bug-infested plugin bearing a completely new client-side programming model.
Does anybody seriously expect Silverlight to go anywhere beyond internal corporate websites?
| 8:30 pm on Aug 22, 2007 (gmt 0)|
nice search tool I feel as it keeps a stack of the searches you have done for reference.
Good results as well on all the searches I did. I will come back to do more just a quick glance.
| 9:58 pm on Aug 22, 2007 (gmt 0)|
hmm was installing this silver stuff, then my irus detecter gave alarm, so i quit.
| 10:08 pm on Aug 22, 2007 (gmt 0)|
What is Silverlight?
| 10:08 pm on Aug 22, 2007 (gmt 0)|
This is great.
Drug dealer: Want free money?
Innocent bystander: Sure!
Drug dealer: First you gotta snort this.
Innocent bystander: No thanks!
| 11:00 pm on Aug 22, 2007 (gmt 0)|
yes it was Silverlight
| 1:55 am on Aug 23, 2007 (gmt 0)|
er - I'm not feeling the 2.0 buzz I expected. All this thing needs is an avatar.
The interface borders on campy. I mean, they just took the [rss, images, web] links and made them little icons, and my search was in a ridiculous drawer/scroll thingy - I just don't see what's "new" here
| 5:57 am on Aug 23, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Regardless of the result its always good to see companies experiment, especially with a user interface. That said, I think the site, visually, leaves alot to be desired. I have Visual Thesaurus, which I love to use, that makes Tafiti look pretty primitive, but the storing/sharing of multiple searches could be useful.
| 6:03 am on Aug 23, 2007 (gmt 0)|
All I get is:
|Silverlight requires Windows or Mac OS X |
| 6:06 am on Aug 23, 2007 (gmt 0)|
It still says:
|You'll need to install Silverlight to experience Tafiti.com |
How many times do I have to install it and restart the browser?
| 6:08 am on Aug 23, 2007 (gmt 0)|
ok, I gave up.
| 8:52 am on Aug 23, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Google have it right...give people the results with a minumum of fuss and time. waiting for those animations every time I do a search would drive me up the wall.
| 12:28 pm on Aug 23, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I agree, Jack. What have webmasters learned about search in the last five years? What is the number one thing you would tell a new webmaster? I think it would be--if you're not in the first five results on your topic--and probably the first three--you're not going to get traffic.
Google offers a ton of information to the user. And the user generally ignores it.
Still, Tafti.com is interesting.
And I've now got Silverlight installed on my iMac. I install little helpers like this all of the time--why do I feel funny about this one?
| 2:34 pm on Aug 23, 2007 (gmt 0)|
im totally not impressed by tafiti. It has a cool web 2.0 interface but the search user experience sucks. I think this is just to push their new plugin which i now have installed on my computer.
| 2:45 pm on Aug 23, 2007 (gmt 0)|
This is the explanation of Silverlight from the MS web site:
|Microsoft® Silverlight™ is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. Silverlight offers a flexible programming model that supports AJAX, VB, C#, Python, and Ruby, and integrates with existing Web applications. Silverlight supports fast, cost-effective delivery of high-quality video to all major browsers running on the Mac OS or Windows. |
| 3:02 pm on Aug 23, 2007 (gmt 0)|
i really dislike that they had to use a propitiatory plugin to create this. very microsoft. They should have created a dual version. one version that supported flash or ajax and one that had some additional features if you wanted to download their plugin.
| 4:08 pm on Aug 23, 2007 (gmt 0)|
But isn't flash a "proprietary plug-in"? One that cannot run on either my Vista 64-bit browser or my iPhone?
| 4:21 pm on Aug 23, 2007 (gmt 0)|
i guess your right.
| 4:39 pm on Aug 23, 2007 (gmt 0)|
This Silverlite may be a way for MS to benefit from the unbundling of Flash from their browsers..I mean it would have been a really hard sell back when if you had windows you had flash, but now it's just another plugin (from MS) to install.
| 4:54 pm on Aug 23, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Pretty cool tool...doubt I'll use it because there's too much fluff to run quickly but it's nice to see someone thinking outside the box.
| 5:27 pm on Aug 23, 2007 (gmt 0)|
|waiting for those animations every time |
Oh, no, they didn't.... Please tell me they didn't...
... bring Clippy out of retirement!
| 1:49 am on Aug 24, 2007 (gmt 0)|
They should fix their first search engine before launching another.
| 2:19 pm on Aug 24, 2007 (gmt 0)|
|<Site X> has a cool web 2.0 interface but the [...] user experience sucks |
It's not just Tafiti.com that's fallen into that trap.
When will people learn that having "a cool interface" comes a distant second (if that) to providing visitors with what they're looking for - a.k.a. a good "user experience"?
| 6:52 pm on Aug 24, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Tried installing it and I got the blue screen of death.