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Apr
12
comment How do you handle prohibition inside a “free form” interface?
I was thinking about manually compensating for nodes too close together with a location fix... I'll definitely look into the possibility of this; I know detecting an overlap is simple--but detecting which object, and where it is may be a bit more involved.
Apr
12
comment How do you handle prohibition inside a “free form” interface?
@Marjan - I actually agree with you... yet I'd still be posed with the same problem of the user "shooting" in a place where the node would overlap :P
Apr
12
comment How do you handle prohibition inside a “free form” interface?
@Sascha - I didn't mention, but single click 'n dragging on the canvas will allow you to drag the canvas around (similar to google maps)... so single click for node creation isn't an option. Each node needs to be "named" by the user, so 1 fluid movement will still be accompanied by a pause to at the very least name the node.
Apr
12
comment How do you handle prohibition inside a “free form” interface?
Strangely enough, I hadn't considered utilizing multiple methods. I'm not sure I like the "snap to grid" idea, as it undermines some of the application's brand/purpose... but good advice none the less.
Apr
12
asked How do you handle prohibition inside a “free form” interface?
Apr
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Apr
8
comment Is there a particular reason contextual content areas and menus aren't more prevalent in web applications?
@Rahul - To symbolize that their position changes (slides)--think Windows Phone 7.
Apr
8
asked Is there a particular reason contextual content areas and menus aren't more prevalent in web applications?
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Apr
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