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comment What is this side menu called that can be found in many multi-touch apps, and where does it originate from?
Bottommost screenshot (YouTube on iPad). It's there.
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comment What is this side menu called that can be found in many multi-touch apps, and where does it originate from?
@NewAlexandria If I ever chance upon a new UI concept to coin, I'm going to think of you and seriously consider naming it The Single-Malt Menu/Button/Bar/Indicator/Widget/etc.
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revised What is this side menu called that can be found in many multi-touch apps, and where does it originate from?
update link for SlideMenuController
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revised What is this side menu called that can be found in many multi-touch apps, and where does it originate from?
updated link for PKRevealController, previously ZUUIRevealController
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May
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comment What is this side menu called that can be found in many multi-touch apps, and where does it originate from?
@JoelGlovier I think there's a number of ways to look at it. There's the icon itself, which strangely is horizontal lines not vertical lines like the resize/gripper buttons of yore. Then there's the stacked nature of the menu, like a super-tall burger. And then there's the layered feel of the screen, like one is sliding off the top bun to reveal what's inside. None of these concisely say “hamburger” or “hotdog”, but with the union of these interpretations (and perhaps others), the name seems to have stuck.
May
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revised What is this side menu called that can be found in many multi-touch apps, and where does it originate from?
Added a whole bunch of explanation of what this is in order to stop people from telling me that the hamburger means just the sidebar or just the icon on the button, which side-steps the question completely.  Also, changed the HTML entity change to reference the unicode character instead.
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Apr
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revised What is this side menu called that can be found in many multi-touch apps, and where does it originate from?
added tags terminology and taxonomy
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comment What is this side menu called that can be found in many multi-touch apps, and where does it originate from?
@Brian: The Meat-Or-Meatlike-Product-In-A-Bun Menu
Apr
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comment What is this side menu called that can be found in many multi-touch apps, and where does it originate from?
I would say that “side panel” and “side menu” refer a panel/menu on the side, not the whole concept of content sliding away with a tap or drag to reveal a side panel/menu. That is to say — IMHO — a side panel/menu is a much more established and generalized UI concept, which is used as a part of this specific combination of elements that has come into vogue recently. So that would make AppAdvice not incorrect, just unspecific.
Apr
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revised What is this side menu called that can be found in many multi-touch apps, and where does it originate from?
clarity: replaced an ambigious “it” with “the term”
Jan
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comment Why do we say we “browse” to a place on the Internet when we actually download a web server’s content to our browser?
+1: I totally agree with the broader answers that others have given: that it's an abstraction and a metaphor of what we're perceiving. However, I would disagree that the metaphor was completely intentionally constructed; I think you're spot-on that it formed out of prior English language usage. I swear there's a broader spoken/written language concept that covers describing a receiving activity in an active participating nature, but I can't think of the term.
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revised What is this side menu called that can be found in many multi-touch apps, and where does it originate from?
english-ized the title