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MauriceK, caught between dev and drums » Flower power…

August 28, 2007

Flower power…

Category: General — kaldor @ 6:04 pm

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This is something I wanted to blog about since last week, but now I found time for it.

Have you ever heard of tafiti.com? It is Microsoft’s attempt for a showstarter for their Silverlight product. Silverlight is supposed to be a competitive product to Macromedia Flash, uhm sorry Adobe of course :)

So tafiti is using Silverlight and shows how much bling-bling one can have on his webpage. The background is the Microsoft Live search engine, so you’re supposed to get the same results.

Ok, here is how it looks like when I was searching for myself on tafiti:

Tafiti Search Frontend

This looks very clean and polished I have to admit. You can even arrange and sort results on the right side. But I wanted to point out something else, meaning the “Tree View”. I was very excited about it. Did the search engine maybe filter the results and combine it into some logic? What would this logic be? Ordered by hit probability? Ordered by webpages? Well, I had expected anything, but take a look yourself:

Tafiti Tree View

As the name said, it is a Tree View! A tree which shows your result.

Now anybody in the world, tell me again, that Microsoft has no sense for humor….

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