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accepted Alternative to tabs with long names
Aug
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comment Alternative to tabs with long names
I meant examples in terms of "(images of) software that uses this style of master-detail" relationship with master on top and detail on the bottom".
Aug
27
comment Alternative to tabs with long names
Can you think of any real-world examples for that? Would you update the content area on single or double click? And how about the behavior when the number of elements gets very high?
Aug
27
comment Alternative to tabs with long names
Yes, they all belong to one certain real estate, like "apartment". The sections themselves are identified by 3 attributes: KG, EZ and Top. Apart from that, they have no name, so you need those 3 attributes to properly distinguish them.
Aug
27
comment Alternative to tabs with long names
Have you thought of putting the NavPane (like in your first screenshot) on the top of the content page? I came up with the idea, but thought it was an uncommon solution. Like Side-Tabs, but at the top to have enough room for long labels.
Aug
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revised Alternative to tabs with long names
added 9 characters in body
Aug
27
comment Alternative to tabs with long names
Sure there is some tolerance in wording. What I actually meant was that I must not simplify the wording. But understandability isn't the problem after all, rather the length of the wording. I'll edit the question.
Aug
27
comment Context menus in table
Why would adding a dropdown-menu clutter? All you need is an icon in each row that opens the menu. Uses minimal space and works on touchscreens.
Aug
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asked Alternative to tabs with long names
Jul
31
comment Segmenting tabs without sub-tabs
Welie calls this "Double Tab Navigation" welie.com/patterns/showPattern.php?patternID=doubletab I think it's more common in web than in desktop applications.
Jul
31
comment Segmenting tabs without sub-tabs
It is not really a sub-menu as the 3 items on the right are not controlled by the first item. It's more a break in hierarchial visualization. Also tabbed interfaces have the purpose to put parts of a page, that would otherwise be too long for one page, into segmets by creating meaningful categories. I don't see the point of having inactive options in a tab pane.
Jul
31
asked Segmenting tabs without sub-tabs
Jul
25
comment What to do with the “last” button in pagination?
Hm, now that I see this I'm wondering if numbers are even relevant after all. At least in large, dynamic lists. When I'm browsing through a book or looking for the page where I stopped reading, is usually don't care for page numbers..
Jul
24
comment What to do with the “last” button in pagination?
Is this a design suggestion or are you implying that there is no problem with such layout in the first place?
Jul
24
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Jul
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Jul
23
comment What to do with the “last” button in pagination?
@Izkata - there are a lot of different remote control layouts on the market. It's also not entirely applicable to GUI pagination, fast forwardining and skipping chapters is substantially different to paging, and there is usually no button for going to the end of a movie (why would there?) Also, it is a more tactile interaciton with remotes, the finger can rest centered on the play button and from there feel its way to the buttons nearby. I think applying the remote control metaphor here might actually be a bad idea.
Jul
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Jul
22
comment How to tell user to wait for the verification email?
"We'll send an email in 5 minutes" sounds like the system deliberately keeps me waiting for the mail and there is not the slightest chance that it will arrive earlier than that.