SharePoint 2010 ships with a brand new framework for delivering compelling user experiences for custom applications created using the SharePoint platform. Waldek Mastykarz [SharePoint MVP] has done a great job highlighting some of the benefits of the UI framework and how developers can make use of it in custom applications.
Showing persistent messages using the SharePoint 2010 Status bar: SharePoint 2010 UI tip #1
Showing transient messages using the SharePoint 2010 Notification Area – SharePoint 2010 UI tip #2
I’ll be posting more about the new UI framework shortly, stay tuned!