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RE: [whatwg] several messages about the HTML syntax

From: Křištof Želechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 21:30:09 +0200
To: "'Maurice'" <maurice@thymeonline.com>, <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <003a01c8a966$48943550$4d01010a@IBM42F76C011DF>
If browsers displayed the long description like this the authors would stay
away from this because it would be very hard to customize.  Your picture
corresponds to a mouse-over event handler revealing a hidden section with
some useful information, something that is readily available and best done
with JavaScript.

Chris

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Maurice [mailto:maurice@thymeonline.com] 
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 9:17 PM
To: Křištof Želechovski; public-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: [whatwg] several messages about the HTML syntax

 

 

I guess you'd have to actually use the program to get it.

 

See the "initialize" box on the right with the lower left slider [ 16
HDivide ].

If this were any other application, when you put your mouse over it you'd
get a tooltip saying "Horizontal Divisions of Current Object".

But in Z-brush you get that big rectangle with 2 paragraphs of useful
information.

 

Yes it doesn't really look like exactly like what I'd expect a tooltip to
look like since you can't see the mouse pointer in the screenshot and the
box of information should be directly underneath the HDivide slider control.

Use your imagination :)

 

For the people I've introduced to zbrush they found the interface very
frightening (a lot more than photoshop) until I told them how to get the
extra large (useful) tooltips. It was still a monster of a program after
that but they weren't afraid of it anymore. Out of 9 people i think 7 or 8
of them decided to read almost every large tooltip (of the buttons
immediately available in the default interface) before actually use the
application. 

 

They didn't have to. But because the information was there in the context of
the interface itself instead of some separate help file document they
decided to read it first.

 

 

On Apr 28, 2008, at 3:04 PM, Křištof Želechovski wrote:





I failed to recognize any of the visual elements on your screen shot as tool
tips.

Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: Maurice [mailto:maurice@thymeonline.com] 
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 6:37 PM
To: public-html@w3.org
Cc: Křištof Želechovski; Leif Halvard Silli
Subject: Re: [whatwg] several messages about the HTML syntax

Screenshot of the kind of helpful tooltips available in Z-Brush.

If browsers displayed @longdesc like this by default then more authors  
would use it.

http://thinsoldier.com/wip/zcap.jpg




 
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