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

Subject: Re: What do you call the triangle-twist-open thingie?
From: Gleb Dolgich <glebd70 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2015 01:36:01 +0000

Apple calls it a âdisclosure triangleâ, which is a kind of button:

https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/OSXHIGuidelines/ControlsButtons.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/20000957-CH48-SW1

- Gleb

> On 8 Dec 2015, at 22:01, Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> wrote:
>
> 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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What do you call the triangle-twist-open thingie?: From: John G
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