Re: Web-based interface issues

Subject: Re: Web-based interface issues
From: Suzette Leeming <suzette -dot- leeming -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com
Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 18:29:18 -0400

When I'm viewing an application within a browser, I refer to "pages".

To me, the screen is the physical monitor viewing area and usually dates
back to character-based systems. In the Windows area, applications present
"windows", and a browser (which is a window itself) opens web pages.

Suzette Leeming



On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 5:00 PM, Deborah Hemstreet <
dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> Following up on the GUI question, I have my own GUI question, but as it
> relates to web-based interfaces.
>
> When I use my browser to open up a software application... what is the
> most commonly used terminology:
>
> Window
> Screen
>
> I don't want to refer to browser all the time, since our users know they
> are a browser window... basically, its the same as any software, with
> dialog boxes, command buttons, option boxes, etc. The legacy
> documentation refers to screens and windows, with no consistency... so
> I'd like to pick the name for the main display (with menu bars,
> commands, information etc.) that is consistent and clear.
>
> If you have any questions, feel free to ask - I've probably forgotten
> tons of info that you need to give me some wise ideas.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Deborah
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References:
GUI Elements defined: From: Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENG2.2)
Web-based interface issues: From: Deborah Hemstreet

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