Re: Localization Question

Subject: Re: Localization Question
From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Dick Margulis" <margulisd -at- comcast -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 5 May 2006 14:15:52 -0400

Would that it were that easy, Lou. Sure, if you and I have control over
the UI design, it can be. But on a Web page with thirty or forty
controls in four or five graphically distinct styles each in a different
area of the page and arrayed differently from the others--not to mention
a bunch of promotional graphics--it is not at all obvious what the
program is telling the user, let alone asking.

Sounds like a business reason for a UI redesign or at least a
usability study to me...

Try explaining to a client how to manage a domain that's registered
through, for example. You need to be able to identify
on-page controls at a more granular level than "Go Daddy asks you," and
you need to be able to describe what changes visually on the monitor
when your user clicks a particular control.

Context is everything. When necessary to explain, I agree it's good to do so.

Would I like the Go Daddy interface to be simpler and more intuitive?
You bet I would. But that's not my call, is it?

If you work for them and are on the project team for it, then I'd say
yes, it's your call.

Bill Swallow
HATT List Owner
WWP-Users List Owner
Senior Member STC, TechValley Chapter

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