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Subject:Naming a screen section From:Lean Ni Chuilleanain <lnc -at- nua -dot- ie> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com Date:Tue, 04 Jan 2000 19:19:43 +0000
Hi folks -
I'm documenting a web application which involves approving documents
submitted to a database. I'd be grateful for suggestions on what to name a
particular section of the main screen (described below).
The screen contains a number of tabs labelled according to the different
states a document can be in (pending, approved, etc.).
Above the tabs is a list of totals - total documents in the system, and a
breakdown by tab. It is this list that I want to name (as in "the total
number of documents in each tab is indicated on the XXX").
It's a horizontal section, separated from the tabs by a different
background colour, but less distinct from the screen title and login
details (which appear above it).
The best I can come up with is "Statistics Display", which sounds a bit
grandiose for something so simple. Other ideas include "Statistics Bar" or
"Statistics List", but I don't like it much. What about abbreviating?
"Stats List"? "Stats Display"?
I await your pearls of wisdom.
Lean Ni Chuilleanain, Technical Writer, NUA Ltd
"Leveraging Institutional Memory through Contextual Digital Asymptotic
Approximations of Application Processes suited to utilization by
Information-Constrained, Self-Actualizing Non-Technologists." (Dan Brinegar)