Re: Tab and Subtab?

Subject: Re: Tab and Subtab?
From: kafkascampi <kafkascampi -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2010 07:08:12 -0700

Michael wrote:

> "Will you keep on inventing new words forever?
>
> Plain English -- please!"
>
> This thread is actually kind of interesting for me. I haven't heard any
> complaints from customers about our interface being confusing, but the
> strong reaction of some of you here makes me think maybe it is time to
> revisit some of the terminology decisions in the original design...and that
> it may be wise to refer to some elements in a different way in
> documentation.
>
> Chris
>
>
> On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 4:23 AM, Michael West <mike -dot- west -at- bigpond -dot- com>wrote:
>
>> Gene raises an interesting point. Once you've started with this
>> "subtab/subview stuff, where does it all go?
>>
>> Will you keep on inventing new words forever?
>>
>> Plain English -- please!
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: GeneK [mailto:gene -at- genek -dot- com]
>> Sent: Sunday, 25 April 2010 10:01 AM
>> To: kafkascampi; Michael West
>> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>> Subject: Re: Tab and Subtab?
>>
>> You have multiple layers of tabs and views. They are all tabs and all
>> views,
>> regardless of how many levels down they are.
>>
>> What are you going to say when your deveopers decide to add a third or
>> fourth
>> level of views? If I see trialware instructing me to click on a
>> "subsubsubview," I'm gojng to uninstall it immediately. I might even run
>> a
>> registry cleaner and defrag my hard drive just to make sure it's
>> completely
>> gone.
>>
>> Gene Kim-Eng
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "kafkascampi" <kafkascampi -at- gmail -dot- com>
>> > What I'm describing is a complex application that has multiple levels of
>> > tabbed "views". The first level is a "view", and the second is a
>> > "subview"--it appears at a level below the view. If I'm describing in
>> words
>> > where to click, "Click the Contacts Subview" is fine, and consistent
>> > throughout our ui. "View Supplier Contacts" doesn't make much sense.
>>
>>
>
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