Today Yahoo! made a big contribution to the larger design community. Not thru an innovative product offering or nifty new technology… but thru a site committed to sharing their design patterns with the rest of the world. LukeW (who I suspect played no small role in this) has more on this important launch as does Bill Scott and a newly launched Yahoo! UI Blog.
For those of us in large design departments we can appreciate what a huge asset well thought out design patterns are to our work. I hope other companies follow Yahoo’s lead and perhaps together we can build one common design pattern library some day.