Re: When to use the word "button" -- ?

Subject: Re: When to use the word "button" -- ?
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: Craig Cardimon <craig -dot- cardimon -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 08:27:46 -0700

I haven't used "button" for a long time. I've seen focus groups where test
subjects confronted with "button" in the instructions for a HW-SW system
tended to looked first for a physical button on the HW.

I do still see "button" used in API docs. In fact, just recently I saw an
API doc that referred to "radio buttons," which is a reference I had not
seen for years.

Gene Kim-Eng


On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 8:13 AM, Craig Cardimon <craig -dot- cardimon -at- gmail -dot- com>wrote:

> I am staring at Apply, Continue, Cancel, and Save buttons, wondering if I
> should say:
>
> "Click the Continue button to proceed."
>
> Or just:
>
> "Click Continue to proceed."
>
> Opinions?
>
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