fluid-work Digest, Vol 17, Issue 12

Laia Subirats laia.subirats at gmail.com
Sat Jul 12 16:26:17 UTC 2008


I am solving some usability issues of Moodle at Google Summer of Code and I
have made a little research about how the Fluid Project could improve Moodle
usability. I would like to ask you what do you think about what I have found
http://docs.moodle.org/en/Student_projects/Usability_issues/T3

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>   1. Re: Inline Edit: Single line/multi-line? (Anastasia Cheetham)
>   2. Re: Inline Edit: Single line/multi-line? (Anastasia Cheetham)
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> From: Anastasia Cheetham <a.cheetham at utoronto.ca>
> To: fluid-work <fluid-work at fluidproject.org>
> Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 12:42:26 -0400
> Subject: Re: Inline Edit: Single line/multi-line?
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> Ok, I'm going to record some of my musings here, for the record. They're
> not really ideas or suggestions, just thoughts from the combination of user
> and implementation perspectives. For now, I'm thinking of the 'simple text'
> scenario only.
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> Should we support automatic wrapping of text, expanding to multi-line to
> keep within a restricted width (a la facebook status)? Should we restrict it
> to one line (i.e. should we offer both options)?
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> If we do support this, how would it interact/overlap with more hard-coded
> line breaks (which facebook ignores, by the way)? Should it be one or the
> other, or both simultaneously?
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> These choices (if we implement multiple ones) should be configurable, but
> which one should be the default?
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> --
> Anastasia Cheetham                   a.cheetham at utoronto.ca
> Software Designer, Fluid Project    http://fluidproject.org
> Adaptive Technology Resource Centre / University of Toronto
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Anastasia Cheetham <a.cheetham at utoronto.ca>
> To: fluid-work <fluid-work at fluidproject.org>
> Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 12:46:38 -0400
> Subject: Re: Inline Edit: Single line/multi-line?
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> For people with easy access to a Mac: Joseph pointed out that iCal offers
> various different versions of 'inline edit' in the event editor. For
> example, the title of the event will not accept carriage returns (enter
> selects all the text) but the location field does (enter inserts a newline).
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> From a user perspective, this interaction seems quite natural, which to me
> points to the need for implementor control over how the component behaves,
> since the implementor knows the context in which it is being used, and
> whether or not accepting carriage returns makes sense.
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> --
> Anastasia Cheetham                   a.cheetham at utoronto.ca
> Software Designer, Fluid Project    http://fluidproject.org
> Adaptive Technology Resource Centre / University of Toronto
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Laia Subirats
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