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Re: "turn the image around" UI idea

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 12:56:05 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOavpvcU_JNbZ7j6NvouFtJNgsTXReToUb84F9UTuQsEcxf41g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi Maciej and all,

On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 11:37 AM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
> On Sep 19, 2012, at 4:11 AM, Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Yes, exactly what I meant. But I don't think it's going to work, in
>> particular in Desktop browsers. Was just a random idea for touch
>> devises.
> OK, one detail that was missing is that it's for touch devices and the expected way to activate it is a flick gesture. Unfortunately, flicks/swipes already have a defined meaning in most mobile and tablet browsers, namely, panning the page. We likely cannot overload this gesture for images, because panning/scrolling is a critical operation. And many pages consist largely of images, so users cannot be expected to carefully avoid them when panning.
> I hope this illustrates the distance between a brainstorming-level idea and a description with enough detail to guide implementation.

Then we would be back to the standard  tap and hold gesture for a
touch device contextual menu. Not quite the wow factor but functional

Best Regards,
Laura L. Carlson
Received on Wednesday, 19 September 2012 17:56:33 UTC

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