The Designing With Code series looks at design and interaction issues in web applications and finds elegant design solutions through code. This week, I follow up Robert Hoekman’s column on Ning, a web application that allows you to create your own social networks.
As Robert mentioned in his column, Ning is one of those rare applications that has nearly flawless user interactions. One feature that I especially like is the drop-in interaction that comes in from the top of the page when a member is logged in. This is where users edit their profiles, send e-mail, and manage invites.