Re: Format of GUI element names

Subject: Re: Format of GUI element names
From: Bill Swallow <bill_swallow -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 11:40:39 -0800 (PST)

> I agree with you that the clutter is a design
> disaster. Also, why
> burden readers with too many conventions? The fact
> that you
> capitalize "Save" and clearly identify it as a
> button seems all
> that's necessary.

Unless you want to make your document skimmable for
people who are reading it while performing the steps
in the application. There's no reason why you cannot
create a stylistic convention for a button name. It
doesn't have to be cluttered, and won't be, if you
consider the overall design of your document when
planning these stylistic conventions.

Bill Swallow
Technical Writer
bswallow -at- poweradz -dot- com

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