Screen clipping taken: 11/20/2008, 10:44 AM
What caught my eye
I like the interactivity within this panel above the posts on this site that I came across (via an entirely unrelated search). It struck me that it was more interactive than what you usually see. Seems like a control panel with some heft.
The fact that it is not that common works for it and against it. The actions for each of the icons are unpredictable. Some open a panel (a la yahoo search help) while some, like the stars icon, take you to another page (ouch). I would have expected to be able to rate the post or to have seen the ratings details. Instead it takes you to a search results page of other 5 star posts. Only after coming back to the page did I notice that the “+ -” signs were for my rating… Oh wait. That’s not the case. They are “Digg”-esque ratings.
So… there’s much to be desired functionally, but an interesting concept to make the tools so meaty.