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comment What is the maximum recommended number of item to put in a drop down list?
It's important to note that the reasoning for the 7 +/- 2 bit is not strictly for data that is to be memorized - it also applies to data that will be scanned. When content has more elements than that, much of it will be missed when it gets scanned. So that general rule still applies. For example, if you provide users with a list of four, all three will most likely be read. If you provide them with 30, you'll be lucky to have three be read. Often the entire list is skipped. 7 +/- 2 still helps ensure content is absorbed and not ignored.
Sep
11
comment Is designing in photoshop a thing of the past?
I think it's actually easier to design full detailed buttons in CSS than in Photoshop. Photoshop doesn't even have an editable border radius. After the box is drawn, you have to redraw it to change its size and border radius. In CSS, it's a matter of just changing the attributes of the box. And it's easier to make global changes. Plus there's a good chance that detailed design will have to be converted to CSS anyway. And as I mentioned, years ago people said it took people too much effort to design in Photoshop - that it inhibited the design process.
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answered Is designing in photoshop a thing of the past?
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revised Show data gradually or all at once?
Fixed typos.
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answered Speed and accuracy of text entry methods on smart phones?
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revised What is the name of this UI message element/dialog?
Reverted title. Don't need help naming, want to know the name. Secondly, has nothing to do with hover.
Nov
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accepted What is the name of this UI message element/dialog?
Nov
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comment What is the name of this UI message element/dialog?
I've found many other places where the element in my screenshot is indeed called a "pointer" or "feature pointer". Lots of close answers to this, but I'm marking this one as answered as it is the correct answer for the screenshot I provided.
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Nov
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comment What is the name of this UI message element/dialog?
I just looked at 100 or so tooltip examples, and the majority is closer to the traditional meaning of the word. Apparently the name came from Microsoft, and applied specifically to text. Sometimes it has icons, sometimes now images, but generally not that complex. Secondly, you mention hover, which also seems to be a common trait of tooltips. In the screenshot above, that panel doesn't display on hover - it's onLoad. Plus I think Mark's links below pretty well describe what I'm getting at, so "popover" is like the more appropriate name.
Nov
15
comment What is the name of this UI message element/dialog?
Looked like "enhanced tooltip" is already taken. It's a slightly beefed up tooltip - msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/… (also found elsewhere by same name.) I agree with you on "advanced" - though in the screenshot above, there are multiple divs, shadows, images... the ability to close... so it is more difficult and complex to build. jscripts.info/tooltip.php
Nov
15
comment What is the name of this UI message element/dialog?
"Advanced Tooltip" maybe?
Nov
15
comment What is the name of this UI message element/dialog?
I want to avoid reference to traditional "tooltips" as well :/
Nov
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comment What is the name of this UI message element/dialog?
Has the term "pop-up" fully migrated from the old days when it was a browser windows popping-up? I tried using that term some and those I mentioned it to were thinking I was talking about the traditional use of that term.