Re: What do you call the Three Dots?

Subject: Re: What do you call the Three Dots?
From: Daniel Friedman <daniel -dot- friedman42 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Marguerite Krupp <mkrupp128 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:17:41 -0400

Since the button can be represented in text, why not call it the *...*
button? To me it is always more intuitive to identify buttons by the visual
appearance rather than giving them some other name. On top of that, the
alternate name will not show up in the software on screenreaders if it is
not part of a tooltip or alt.

On a lighter note, in developer circles, any button from a combination of
dots or lines has a food name. According to this, you could also go with
calling it the Meatballs button:
http://image.slidesharecdn.com/lukasz-przywarty-productcamp-2015-150530064210-lva1-app6891/95/hamburgerless-on-creative-mobile-navigation-16-638.jpg


On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 4:05 PM, Marguerite Krupp <mkrupp128 -at- gmail -dot- com>
wrote:

> If youâre writing across platforms, Iâd stick with âEllipsisâ. Itâs more
> commonly understood, and âMoreâ can also refer to the selection menu you
> get on a right-click of the mouse. This will probably change as interfaces
> evolve, but for now, the former is a safe choice. If your stuff is
> translated, you might check with your translation agency to see whatâs
> universally understood.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Oct 16, 2017, at 11:26 AM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
> wrote:
> >
> > I used to call the three dots element the Ellipsis Button.
> >
> > However, I see other technical and UX writers are calling this element
> the More Button.
> >
> > How say you?
> >
> > Cordially,
> > Craig Cardimon
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What do you call the Three Dots?: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: What do you call the Three Dots?: From: Marguerite Krupp

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