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RE: lights are on, no one's in. beta now up, does it need a drop-down list as well?

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spinsol.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 16:57:52 -0000
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> The beta is now up it requires IE6, a mousewheel, and must be
> javascript enabled.
> http://www.peepo.com/2k1/mousewheel/ any comments very welcome. 
> apologies to
> Jim, ifs missing.

1. It doesn't block the default mousewheel behaviour of scrolling the
2. I don't get any sense of an order in those images. Since the
normal metaphor of turning the mousewheel is "scrolling" it doesn't
seem "right" for the images to change in this way. However there
isn't any context in this demo, and perhaps with such a context this
sense that I am "scrolling" would be stronger.

> What i am trying to get at, is that I may contribute a drop-down
> list as well, and there are i am sure other paradigms, but surely
> the provision of them is as much a UA issue as a coding one. That
> is if I prefer 
> drop-down, I
> don't want to have to state this on every site I visit.
> again comments please

No. In fact you don't want to state it at all, you just want to do
it. The obvious solution is to provide more than one interface at the
same time. After all this is the normal way of things, and most
programs will have a few ways to do just about anything, with most
users having only one or two ways they personally use (E.g. I will
now send this mail by pressing Ctrl+Enter. I could also click the
"Send" button, Use Alt+S to access the send button, Click on the
"File" Menu and select "Send", or use Alt, F, E to use the menu from
the keyboard. All in all this works well).

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