Re: Tab and Subtab?

Subject: Re: Tab and Subtab?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Mike Starr" <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>, "'techwr-l List'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2010 23:50:26 -0700

It's one thing for developers to invent names for things that may help them
remember where they are, and for that context, calling a tab a "subsubsubtab,"
or a "level three tab" might have a purpose. Using the same terms in end user
documents is another matter altogether. When you want to tell users to click on
a tab, tell them to click on a tab.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Starr" <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
> Those of us without fear tend to whup the developers upside the head when we
> encounter such poor design in a product we're trying to document. However,
> despite our tender ministrations, sometimes the developers ignore our sage
> advice and that sort of foolishness escapes into the wild and we're stuck
> describing a really crappy user interface. In those cases, to further distance
> ourselves from a poorly-designed product, we remove the instances of our own
> name that we usually put into screen captures.


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