[wp-hackers] Re: 2.5 admin menu thoughts

Computer Guru computerguru at neosmart.net
Mon Feb 25 01:14:33 GMT 2008

On 2/25/08, Liz Danzico <liz at bobulate.com> wrote:
> > We need to make a HIG decision first.  Right now all of our dialogs
>  > have the primary right-most.  We need to decide if we want to change
>  > that and if dialog button order rules should be the same as button
>  > order rules in other places.  Bulk operation buttons, for example, try
>  > to put the most used left-most, nearest the checkboxes.
> The user interface guidelines, at least at this point, have the
>  primary buttons left-aligned under the fields they refer to so users
>  have the clearest path to their primary action. This is chiefly based
>  on the extensive user research that Luke W's done on button alignment
>  with field labels.
>  http://www.lukew.com/resources/articles/PSactions.asp
> And so: http://bobulate.com/wpig/wiki/index.php?title=Buttons

Hey Liz,

I just read the Luke W article, it's very enlightening - that's
exactly what I was looking for above.... and here I was thinking it
was taking me an extra eye-flicker because I just wasn't used to it
....or maybe it's that most of the people Luke tested are trained on
Windows, and therefore used to left-oriented buttons which is the
decision MS made a long time ago (i'm sure they researched it well
first, though) - wouldn't that be something?

In the end, I guess it doesn't matter if it was the Chicken or the Egg
that came first, bottom line is, we're not having beans for dinner.


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