RE: What do you call the triangle-twist-open thingie?

Subject: RE: What do you call the triangle-twist-open thingie?
From: "Rick Quatro" <rick -at- rickquatro -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2015 14:39:42 -0500

I think I saw them referred to as some kind of twirly thing, but I can't
exactly remember.

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Subject: Re: What do you call the triangle-twist-open thingie?

I usually say "click the arrow icon to expand the Fintoozler section"

I note that Flare calls these things "Drop-down hotspots" and instructs
users to click the link itself. It does seem more elegant to have them click
a word or link, as opposed to trying to click a
(probably) small icon.

Now that I think of it, I think ours work the same way, so the control is
the link, and the arrow icon is itself just an indicator that the section is
expanded/collapsed.

On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 11:18 AM, Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Also called an expandable or collapsible list:
>
> http://jasalguero.com/ledld/development/web/expandable-list/
>
> On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 2:17 PM, Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
>> http://webdesignledger.com/best-practices-accordions-in-web-design
>>
>> It says that "The Accordion is a web control that allows you to
>> provide multiple panes and display them one at a time. It is only one
>> can be expanded at a time."
>>
>> I call them collapsible sections, and I call the controls collapsers,
>> but I Am Not a Web Designer.
>>
>> On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 2:10 PM, John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com> wrote:
>>
>>> Many web sites these days use a triangle-shaped icon ... click it,
>>> and it rotates 90 degrees to display something (text, links, etc.)
>>> that was previously hidden.
>>>
>>> I call them "twist controls" but one of my SMEs says they are
"accordion"
>>> controls.
>>>
>>> What do my fellow tech whirlers refer to these as?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> JG
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What do you call the triangle-twist-open thingie?: From: John G
Re: What do you call the triangle-twist-open thingie?: From: Lin Sims
Re: What do you call the triangle-twist-open thingie?: From: Lin Sims
Re: What do you call the triangle-twist-open thingie?: From: kafkascampi

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