Re: What do you call the Three Dots?

Subject: Re: What do you call the Three Dots?
From: John Allred <john2 -at- allrednet -dot- com>
To: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:21:11 -0500

This strikes me as style for styleâs sake. Remember when it was all the rage to separate the parts of a phone number with periods? Style - up. Clarity of communication - down.

John

> On Oct 17, 2017, at 7:25 AM, Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
> We called our three dots Moe, Larry, and Curly. ;)
>
> But if it's vertical, is it an ellipsis or is it a very skinny hamburger
> (real term with binary dispositions toward it in the UX crowd)?
>
> These types of buttons are everywhere. Whether people know what they
> mean/do, who knows. I think the bigger problem is that you have multiple
> conventions for the same button to contend with. If you haven't already,
> start documenting these cases. If you have a UX team/person, they're a good
> place to start. Otherwise you may want to make friends with QA before
> approaching Development with UI changes.
>


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