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Re: Amaya Suggestion

From: Bill Braun <bbraun@hlthsys.com>
Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2010 10:43:45 -0500
Message-ID: <4B6AEB31.4090901@hlthsys.com>
CC: "[list-email] W3 Amaya" <www-amaya@w3.org>
There will always be tension between the intention of the developers and 
the preferences of the users. That is why I suggested it as a 
preference; it can be presented cleanly (and I concur with your 
comments, Juan) AND defer to the wishes of the user.

Regards,

Bill Braun

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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