Yahoo Developer Network
Posted on March 29, 2006
I've never really had much to do with Yahoo! as a user, aside from taking note their aquisition of Web 2.0 projects over the last year or so, so I've stumbled upon the Yahoo! Developer Network rather late. (About a year!)
The Network is the gateway to a number of Yahoo! APIs such as Yahoo! Search, flickr, upcoming.org an del.icio.us. Queries are limited to 5.000 queries per day per API.
A bit more up-to-date (and the reason why I stumbled over the Developer Network) is the design pattern section, launched in February 2006. Each design pattern addresses a common problem in interface design, providing a possible solution, a rationale, and notes on accessibility. A lot of it seems to be common sense, but it's helpful to see navigational elements we take for granted dissected. The accompanying blog contains some interesting heavy-weight articles.
Kudos to the sharing, caring Yahoo!. See also: website patterns at the Information Architect's Wiki.