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[w3photo] To PopUp or Not to PopUp

From: Greg Elin <greg@fotonotes.net>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 10:01:04 -0500
To: semantic-photolist@unitboy.com
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Ben and Bryce have raised the question regarding not using popups when 
clicking on an image link from a thumbnail view.

So I'd like to put that question out to the group. The choices are:
1) As a rule don't use popups
2) Popups are okay because they separate examination of a single image 
from navigation of a set of images
3) Make it a user preference.

I lean toward 2) and 3).  Both Gallery and the photo history of SIGCHI 
use popups to display the full photograph, which is what influenced my 
original choice. I personally think it avoids having to reload a page 
full of 50 or 100 thumbnails.  I think we are going to need a user 
profile/preference page anyway, so it seems easy to set a preference.  
But does the popup cause problems for accessibility? For tools we want 
to try?

I'm open on this issue. You all are more familiar with the audience 
than myself. What makes the most sense for this application?

I do really want to keep the popup for annotating part of an image, 
however. I have consistently found that feature elicits a smile and a 
light-bulb as a different way to think of images.

best,

Greg





On Tuesday, February 24, 2004, at 03:41  PM, Benjamin Nowack wrote:

>
> On 24.02.2004 14:05:10, Greg Elin wrote:
>> Can we schedule an IRC chat for whoever is interested to QA and test
>> the Alpha version of the default repository? Anytime over the next few
>> days would be great.
> I could make any time.
> but why not just use this ML for Q&As, comments, suggestions?
>
> preview works fine for me with mozilla 1.6. some minor comments
> only:
> - some tooltips for the toolbar would be great.
> - there is a missing "," in resizeWin's argument list
> - in edit mode, rolling over the Nth cut-out (next to the image)
>   highlights the (N-1)th region, e.g in [1].
> - right-clicking on the image opens an annotation popup
> - a not-logged-in user can delete annotations
> - I would prefer not using popups when clicking on an image link
>   from thumbnail view. (but that's just a personal opinion)
>
> [1] http://w3photo.org/photos/test/009_9_edited.ftw
>
> already a cool tool, congrats!
>
> btw. are there any news concerning the vocab namespace?
>
> benjamin
>
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