Re: "+" sign in a navigation tree

Subject: Re: "+" sign in a navigation tree
From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 16:36:29 -0400

Back end terminology and UI terminology are not synonymous. Replicant
is not valid, though. Perhaps they were just up late watching Blade
Runner. Or perhaps they were just dismissing you playfully. ;-)

None of which has anything to do with how they write documentation.

I know many developers who write fantastic documentation...

But just becuase developers call it something doesn't mean that's
what you should tell Joe User it is. After all, you don't go calling
screens, windows, and dialogs "WinForms", do you?

Maybe the developer was answering your question while expecting you to
do your job by equating what a replicant does to something a user
would understand?


After all, a Replicant is a "Skin-Job"... (I'll let you think about
that as it pertains to UI design...)

Ha!!! [=OP

On 6/16/06, Pageologist <pageology -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

On 6/16/06, Ron Hearn <RHearn -at- cucbc -dot- com> wrote:
> The word that I've heard developers use for it is "replicant" which
> sounds like something from a bad Sci-Fi movie.

Yet another example of why developers should not write documentation.

Bill Swallow
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RE: "+" sign in a navigation tree: From: Ron Hearn
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