New iteration of UI Options wireframes

Jacob Farber jacob.farber.work at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 18:52:31 UTC 2009


One argument FOR a checkbox would be real-estate (which isnt always a
problem)

Oneargument AGAINST a checkbox would be, as mentioned above and below, is
ambiquity

On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 12:30 PM, Gary Thompson <gary at unicon.net> wrote:

> #1 - What is the desire for using a checkbox instead?  For a preference
> where the options are Yes or No, the radio buttons with explicit yes and no
> options seems to be a better interface than having only a checkbox for Yes,
> where the user has to assume that unchecking means No.  I suppose the label
> could be switched to Use (or something similar) instead of Yes, which might
> make more sense with a checkbox, but why the checkbox?
>
> #2 - Thanks for reading my mind Jacob.  I am assuming that no one will want
> to make the text spacing less than 100% ("normal"), where the slider handle
> is flush left because that is the minimum value.
>
> Gary
>
> Jacob Farber wrote:
>
>>
>> +1 for Justin's point #1
>>
>> On #2 - from what I understand, the text spacing being flush to the left
>> makes sense in that 100% would be "normal", and that anythnig less would
>> pretty much make the text unreadable.
>>
>> Or am I misunderstanding it?
>>
>> Jacob
>>
>> On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 8:21 AM, Justin <justin.obara at utoronto.ca<mailto:
>> justin.obara at utoronto.ca>> wrote:
>>
>>    Hi Gary,
>>
>>    Thanks for posting the updated wireframes.
>>
>>    Just a couple of suggestions/questions, that are both minor.
>>
>>    1) could we use a checkbox instead of two radio buttons for the
>>    Background Images option
>>
>>    2) This may just be because it is an illustration, but the Text
>>    spacing slider is all the way to the left and at 100%, while the
>>    minimum text size is at 12pt and almost to the left. I would
>>    assume that the left would be the low end and the right the top
>>    end. In the wireframe it appears as though the sliders have max
>>    and min on opposite sides.
>>
>>    - Justin
>>
>>    On 22-Jan-09, at 6:29 PM, Gary Thompson wrote:
>>
>>
>> http://wiki.fluidproject.org/display/fluid/User+Interface+Options+Wireframes
>>
>>        Please pass on any feedback you have.
>>
>>        Gary
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