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From: techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+ccardimon=m-s-g -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Phil Snow Leopard
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2012 12:32 PM
To: Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Regarding the "Next" button
I noted that he said they had both types of elements in the UI, but I didn't see him say that both elements had "next" labels.
Where was that?
On 12 Mar 2012, at 23:23, <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com> wrote:
> Here's the problem, though. Craig has said that they actually DO have
> both links and buttons on the same screen (Craig, unless there's a
> really good reason for that, you need to see if you can get that
> If I were the user, my first instinct would be that both "Nexts" would
> do the same thing. But, I would also have in the back of my mind that
> they might not. That little tiny bit of confusion, I think, warrants
> some sort of acknowledgement. If for no other reason than to indicate
> to your users that you've done it on purpose (and that maybe your
> design team isn't a bunch of nitwits).
> -----Original Message----- From: Phil Snow Leopard
> It seems unnecessary to me regardless of whether you have links and
> buttons on the same page. If your audience won't be able to visually
> identify 'Next' on the interface easily, I doubt adding the word
> 'button' or 'hyperlink' is going to do anything to help that.
> The only case I can see for including the control word is if there
> were two things on the same screen (one button, one hyperlink) that
> were both labelled 'Next' (in which case, as Fred said, you have
> deeper problems that need sorting out). Otherwise, it's just unnecessary verbiage.
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