[wp-hackers] favorites menu

Mark Jaquith mark.wordpress at txfx.net
Fri Oct 17 03:30:32 GMT 2008

On Oct 16, 2008, at 7:00 PM, Alex Hempton-Smith wrote:

> Good point, however it would become rather annoying to have that  
> list open
> up every time you accidentally skimmed over it to reach one of the  
> links
> above it. The delay, I'm guessing, is to determine the intent of the  
> user -
> if they stay on it for a short period it shows they want to open it.

The delay between mouseover and expansion is 300 ms. The delay between  
mouse-leave and collapse is 500ms.  This delay is similar to how menus  
work in Windows or OS X. By default, they're not instantly responsive,  
because it gets disorienting when every passing mouseover results in a  
menu showing up or going away.  These numbers were what felt "right"  
to me... I just did a lot of experimentation until I found my  
Goldilock's porridge speed.

Mark Jaquith • http://markjaquith.com/

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