Fw: Stuffing focus to textbox controls

1 Jul 2006 - 12:57pm
338 reads
jbellis
2005

In the phrase...
double-clicking the Current Page radio/option button (!)
I left out the context. It should have been...
double-clicking the Current Page radio/option button (!) in MS Word's
Print dialog.
Sorry 'bout that.

www.jackBellis.com,
www.SelfishMoralism.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "jackbellis.com" <jackbellis at hotmail.com>
To: <discuss at ixda.org>
Sent: Saturday, July 01, 2006 12:37 PM
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Stuffing focus to textbox controls

> Jim,
> The first example I found, in Dreamweaver, upheld your detractors'
> position. But who cares?
>
> Perhaps there's a deeper principle here: design is the quintessence of
> "exceptions to every rule"? If all you do is follow rules, are you a
> designer... does design happen? ... or just craft/engineering/expertise?
>
> One of my favorite examples of simple, exceptional innovation in a control
> is that double-clicking the Current Page radio/option button (!) invokes
> the choice AND closes the dialog. Try to find a heuristic for that in MS's
> style guide. Perhaps I'll be pleasantly surprised.
>
> Ask those guys if they don't have better things to do, like making
> polymorphism and encapsulation finally come true... and leave the user
> advocacy to people who care. I read a great parable about "that's the way
> we've always done it," but can't find it on the web perhaps someone can
> dig it out.
>
> www.jackBellis.com,
> www.SelfishMoralism.com
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jim Drew" <cfmdesigns at earthlink.net>
>> What should happen with the input focus when the checkboxes are turned
>> on? Should it stay where the user >
>

Syndicate content Get the feed