Re: HTML5, Phones, and Tables

Subject: Re: HTML5, Phones, and Tables
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: "Kathleen MacDowell" <kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com>, "Chris Despopoulos" <despopoulos_chriss -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:30:16 -0400

On Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:04:24 -0400, Chris Despopoulos <despopoulos_chriss -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:

force users to either know the combinations beforehand, or else risk never discovering them?

Bingo. I see a lot of apps where you "just have to know" which tab hides the "config" option you need. Apparently they are tested on developers who already know which trail leads to the item you need. Perhaps there is an expectation that the users are all children with nothing better to do than poke through all the options and memorize them.

I enjoy reading some of the tables in Wikipedia where they show all the various kinds of software for some particular task. For example, I was looking at graphics editors, and the various articles have huge tables, too big even for any display I have. It's neat to discover (and follow) information on editing programs I'd never heard of.

Sometimes we REALLY don't know beforehand!
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HTML5, Phones, and Tables: From: Chris Despopoulos
Re: HTML5, Phones, and Tables: From: Kathleen MacDowell
Re: HTML5, Phones, and Tables: From: Chris Despopoulos

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