I have a page with tabs on the side vertically aligned, with two options.
- What was your gut reaction to the text orientation changes?
- What is the best practice for text orientation. (see the examples above)
- For the best practice what reasoning did you use?
The reasoning I am considering:
Starting place my users read right to left, top to bottom, and of course the text is not upside down.
Option A: If the text top points to the right then from the position of a readers eyes in relation to the screen they are to the right of the text. So in a way you're reading above the text seeming to be upside down, then you also read down the page.
A - Essentially, reading the text upside down, but from the top of the page to the bottom.
Option B: If I am looking to the tabs on the left of my screen with the text top to the left then when I read my eye view position is at an angel that is below the text, But then I read up the screen from the bottom to the top.
B - Essentially, reading the text right side up, but from the bottom of the of the page to the top.