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.NET Hobbyist Programmer Staying Confused in a Busy World

Microsoft announced the availability of a new Tafiti experimental search front-end based on Silverlight.  I tried out the Halo 3 branded system, and it is visually very nice and functionally very smooth.

However, as a search engine front-end, it is currently a failure.  I sent the team the following feedback:

Sorry guys, but I have to grade it as a complete failure.

1) You completely fail to operate under a common setting (popup blocker set at medium) in your own browser (IE7)

2) You cannot bypass #1 using a Ctrl-Click

While it looks spiffy, it is useless.

They need to test more usage scenarios.

Posted on Friday, September 21, 2007 11:02 AM Programming , & Etc. | Back to top


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