RE: What do you call the Three Dots?

Subject: RE: What do you call the Three Dots?
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: 'John Allred' <john2 -at- allrednet -dot- com>, 'Bill Swallow' <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:22:24 +0000

I must have missed all that wonderfulness.

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From: John Allred [mailto:john2 -at- allrednet -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:21 AM
To: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
Cc: Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>; TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Subject: Re: What do you call the Three Dots?

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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What do you call the Three Dots?: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: What do you call the Three Dots?: From: Marguerite Krupp
Re: What do you call the Three Dots?: From: Daniel Friedman
Re: What do you call the Three Dots?: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: What do you call the Three Dots?: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: What do you call the Three Dots?: From: Bill Swallow
Re: What do you call the Three Dots?: From: John Allred

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