Re: Terminology for web page elements
I looked through the archives and Google, and didn't find what I was
hoping for, so I thought I'd check in with you .
I'm looking for a resource that shows the names of typical web page
elements. I'm looking for names that I can use for end-user instructions.
I've got the MS Manual of Style, ed. 3, and it has two screen shots that
very cursorarily label web page elements. I was hoping to find something
For example, I may need to tell them to click a certain button in a
certain section of the page, but I don't want to say "Click the Send button
in the left hand corner on the bottom of the page." -- too wordy.
I work for a large company where there is no style guide on this matter.
I agree with Maggie. Recently, when we had to write a manual for a B2B
website, we took screenshots of each page, identified single elements
(buttons, text fields) with numbers-in-circles, and areas with a rectangle
with dashed borders, with a number at one of the upper corners of the
A nice example of using numbers to label parts of an image :
http://www.palm.com/us/products/handhelds/tx/specs.epl (I quite like their
So, if you're explaining multiple parts of a page/screen, this ought to work
pretty well. "A picture is worth a thousand words" may be a hoary old
saying, but it still makes sense.
Hope this helps..
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