Yahoo Finance

Desktop Widget

The Yahoo Finance Widget provided a desktop view of selected stocks’ performance. It could be collapsed to only show current status, or expanded to show charts and a ticker of current, related news items.

Midway through the development process, the styling of core Yahoo Widgets changed from their traditionally dark, glossy appearance to a lighter, flatter style. I reworked the design with those ideals in mind and the lighter version was coded and released.

  • One of the core Widgets bundled with the Yahoo Widget Engine
  • Developed the UI and UX design
  • Wrote the Widget’s code
  • Worked with Yahoo Finance to get the needed data, news, and graphing points from the Finance API

Initial dark prototype

Final light version

Rob Marquardt

Visual/Interaction Designer