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

Subject: Re: What do you call the triangle-twist-open thingie?
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2015 14:01:36 -0800

I think the terms "twisties" and "twirly-things" are childish. "Rotating triangle" is an inaccurate description. In the CSS or jQuery that controls the action, the element is referred to as a collapsible header.

From a UI view, you are looking at a bullet. So, logically, the icon for
the collapsible bullet (the triangle but it can be any image, I used hearts on one website) should be called a "collapsible bullet." The term for the collapsible heading should be "collapsible heading."

Lauren


On 12/8/2015 11:10 AM, John G 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?


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