del.icio.us going ajaxy

del.icio.us going ajaxy: I’m going to remain old-school when it comes to any interface design evolution at del.icio.us. Perhaps tapping into my preference for web design that springs forth from an html minimalist tradition, the interface of del.icio.us communicates to me that each page is not only a display of information, but also a working document — there is no “admin” area, each page is a place I can work and view simultaneously. I just noticed recently (it may have been a feature for a while, but I’ve just now noticed it) that del.icio.us is adding some subtle features to their site that only hardcore users may notice, but that add to the website-as-software-tool feeling of the site. For example, the “edit” feature has some added ajaxiness so that you don’t have to re-load a new page to make changes — an edit box now simply slides down from the text you’d like to change. Doing things like this, rather than caving into the “redesign” temptation, will help the del.icio.us team provide a much-needed model to web designers (and their clients) for how fat-rounded-fonts are not what is special about that which is being called Web 2.0.