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I build Stampsy.
You can reach me at dan.abramov@gmail.com.


May
19
comment Why aren't iPhone text messages at full width?
I wonder if layout is the same for languages that read right to left?
May
19
comment Making space for the “drop cue” in a drag-n-drop design
I also find it entertaining that this is exactly what happens when the last shelf is being overflown in the current version of live demo. It'll need a sort of believable animation though.
May
19
comment Making space for the “drop cue” in a drag-n-drop design
What I like the most about @Marjan's solution is that it never breaks shelf integrity. Imagine this interface as part of a book reader application. Is it likely that the user will use shelves for organization? If so, the top shelf will likely be used for favorite or in-progress books. Now, consider that the user may give meaning to other shelves as well (e.g. second and third for fiction, fourth for non-fiction). If she moves a book to “favorites” when it is packed, each shelf will get one “extra” book that has nothing to do with the rest.
May
19
comment Making space for the “drop cue” in a drag-n-drop design
@Jimmy: I will certainly keep doing live demos for some of the solutions here to test them.
May
19
comment Making space for the “drop cue” in a drag-n-drop design
@Marjan: This is a very simple solution I haven't thought of. Would you please post it as an answer instead?
May
19
comment Making space for the “drop cue” in a drag-n-drop design
Why, this is a very reasonable point. I also noticed that iOS home screen drag-n-drop doesn't animate immediately. Such delay nicely solves the problem of “overflow noise”.
May
19
comment Making space for the “drop cue” in a drag-n-drop design
Thanks for pointing out that this is the iBooks behavior, I'll get my hands on an iPad in a day or two to study it myself. I just realized that iOS home screen behaves this way as well so it makes perfect sense to mimic this established behavior. However, cascading overflow issue is not really a problem in iOS because there are just four rows. When there are eight rows, flying books will take longer to animate and they will probably be more distracting to watch.