[wp-hackers] favorites menu

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 04:29:53 GMT 2008


Any comments on my two cents where I'd like to avoid having to use a
drop-down to select my most used features?  Would rather just a row of
always-available links maybe with the ability to pin and un-pin the
visibility of the row? 

(Or hell, maybe that's a plugin I'll have to write if it gets deployed in
core as a dropdown.)

-Mike Schinkel 

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[mailto:wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of Mark Jaquith
Sent: Thursday, October 16, 2008 11:31 PM
To: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] favorites menu

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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