Order of Vertical Tabs

16 May 2005 - 11:03am
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Suresh JV

Hi All,

Background: In a web application, I need to arrange tabs in vertical order,
for a collapsible sidebar in the left side of the screen, similar to tabs in adobe reader.
[Pages, Layers, Signatures, Bookmarks]

Dilemma: What is the priority/order of arranging vertical tabs. Should it be from,
- Top to bottom, in the order of position and visibility or
- Bottom to top in the order of readability as in English speaking countries.
[in the latter, I assume the user would slightly bend his head to read. - do they?]

Is there a research or past experience that could help me. Thanks to everyone.

Suresh JV.

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