Yahoo Shares The Love Of Usability

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you would know by now that I’m a big fan of sharing ideas and thoughts. Internets biggest contribution to a better world is exactly this – getting rid of protectionism and replacing it with sharing knowledge.

Together we can tear down the walls of monopoly built up by multinational companies more interested in giving money back to shareholders than actually building great things for the people. The open source culture is probably the best example of this with code like Android, MySQL, WordPress, Drupal, Linux but also real objects like the 3D printing Makerbot and Frankencamera 2.0 by Stanford to prove that it works. We’re living in exiting times!

Now that’s a sort of long introduction to this short link tip. But I felt I needed to remind you all to share your knowledge before sharing my knowledge about the Yahoo Design Stencils. This initiative by yahoo is yet another example of sharing. Yahoo has this section called All Design Patterns where you can find all their best practice thinking on usability and design for both mobiles and the online world. Then a couple of clicks away you’ll find all these great thoughts in downloadable templates for Photoshop, Omni Graffle, Visio and…yes you name it!

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  • http://www.samirfors.se/ Samir Fors

    This is just so great! Just what I need right now, and I'll definitely try it out right away for my current project. Thank you for this!

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  • JPalomino

    This is great for designers. I'm not one myself, but I love seeing things that are of very good use to a number of people. You said, “Internets biggest contribution to a better world is exactly this – getting rid of protectionism and replacing it with sharing knowledge,” and I totally agree! There's so much freedom in online media, that all these sites have become venues for sharing and exchanging ideas.

    It's wonderful that a lot of online companies not only provide innovative and inspiring products, but also services that are designed to be ultimately relevant or highly useful to different users of the world wide web.

  • http://www.searchengineoptimisation.com Phil

    I am also big fan of Open Source and admire any mention of anything new…this http://developer.yahoo.com/ypatterns/about/stencils/ is really great!

  • http://www.sitedoublers.com/ John Hyde

    Thanks for the tip.

    I wandered in here from the Thesis portfolio page. You've got a great blog here.

  • http://www.ronnestam.com/ Johan Ronnestam

    Hey John.

    Thank's a lot!

  • http://www.silahoyunlarim.gen.tr Silah Oyunlar?

    Thank you jose :)