Screenshots: Clearest way to indicate button/link/tab to click?

Subject: Screenshots: Clearest way to indicate button/link/tab to click?
From: "Jennifer C. Bennett" <fritillary -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 22:49:19 -0600


Hello all,

In a screenshot, which is the clearest way to indicate a link/button/tab to
click:

* A circle around the item to click (what color? I've seen this done where
the circle is shaded and there is a shadow beneath it - how is this
accomplished?)
* A rectangle around the item to click (what color?)
* Highlighting the item to click in a yellow square (or circle?)
* Placing a "hand" icon near the item to click (what color should it be?
Standard white or another color to draw the eye? Should it be
oversized in a screenshot that has been resized to a smaller size in order
to fit on the page?)

Perhaps a combination of these (used consistently)?

Or any other ideas I've missed?

Thanks!

Jennifer


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