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Re: Amaya Suggestion

From: Lucinda DeWitt <ladewitt@lucindadewitt.com>
Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2010 09:24:30 -0600
Message-ID: <4B6AE6AE.4090304@lucindadewitt.com>
To: Juan Lanus <juan.lanus@gmail.com>
CC: Laurent Carcone <carcone@w3.org>, Bill Braun <bbraun@hlthsys.com>, "[list-email] W3 Amaya" <www-amaya@w3.org>
Yes, a little dot at the middle of those edge bars would do the trick 
(and match similar features in other applications).  Great solution!


Juan Lanus wrote:
> In UX Design (User interaXtion, bah ...) we always have to seek the due 
> balance between making things obvious to people who is using the UI 
> (User Interface ...) for the first time and not bugging the expert user 
> with too obvious signals. 
> On the other hand, Amaya´s beauty is that it´s "normal" screen has 
> nothing but real content, after hiding the toolbar with f8. 
> This seems to be a design goal that I think it is the most valuable one. 
> Along the many years I´m using this remarkable program I saw the 
> developers bravely defending this clean UI, and so keeping Amaya´s value 
> high. 
> So, what Amaya could really be needing is a tutorial pointing to all 
> these details that are not so evident. Like, for example, who knows that 
> clicking a tag in the status bar selects it? 
> Anyway, for the pink splitters to publish their affordabilities they 
> should feature a "handle" made of a few dots in their middle point. This 
> would have the effect of publishing their function. 
> --
> Juan Lanus
> UX Designer
> 
> 
> On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 12:01, Lucinda DeWitt <ladewitt@lucindadewitt.com 
> <mailto:ladewitt@lucindadewitt.com>> wrote:
> 
>     Thanks.  I knew about the view options for splitting the screen.
>      Use them and the keyboard commands all the time.  But the "click on
>     the edge of the window" option isn't very apparent at all.
>     Lucinda
> 
> 
>     Laurent Carcone wrote:
> 
>         Hello,
> 
>         You can also split the main view  with the toggle commands
>         'Views > Split view horizontally' and 'Views > Split view
>         vertically' or by using the corresponding shortkeys.
> 
>         Hope this helps,
> 
>         Laurent Carcone
> 
> 
>         Lucinda DeWitt wrote:
> 
>             I agree Bill.
>             In fact, the bars are so narrow that I never knew they existed!
>             Thanks for highlighting this feature . . . and yes, some
>             more obvious indication of its existence would be good.
> 
>             Lucinda
> 
>             Bill Braun wrote:
> 
>                 The pink bar at the bottom of the view area and to the
>                 right of the view area, used to create a horizontal or
>                 vertical split, is a small target (for me). Add a
>                 preference for adjusting its width.
> 
>                 Bill Braun
> 
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>     -- 
>     Lucinda DeWitt
>     DeWitt DeConstruction
>     2021 East 34th Street
>     Minneapolis, MN  55407
>     (612) 721-6290
>     lucindadewitt.com <http://lucindadewitt.com>
> 
> 

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Lucinda DeWitt
DeWitt DeConstruction
2021 East 34th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
(612) 721-6290
lucindadewitt.com
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