use-revolution Digest, Vol 9, Issue 45
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Fri Jun 18 15:11:27 CDT 2004
Roger Guay wrote:
>>> What I would like to do is essentially recreate the hierarchical
>>> folder environment that one typically sees in MAC OS X folders
>>> with View set to "As List" In other words I want to be able to
>>> create new folders, name them move them around, put created
>>> "documents" in them, and put some folders inside of others etc.
For my twit brain this is turning out to
>>> be very complicated!
>>...if you need to completely mirror the sometimes complex
>> behaviors of those apps, would there be a downside to encouraging the
>> user to use those?
>> If you just need a subset of behaviors reading up on these Transcript
>> tokens should help get you started:
>> detailed folders
>> detailed files
>> create folder
> Thanks for your reply, Richard. Coming from you I will heed your
> suggestion that perhaps there is a better metaphor to use than the
> Finder. Besides, it's just too difficult to do!
Glad to be of help, but it was more of a question than a suggestion. :)
There may be times when implementing something like the Finder may be
a good move, but often a subset of the things essential to your app may
get you through the day with a much higher ROI.
I'll be facing a similar challenge scheduled for August on an app that
needs some file/folder stuff. But we're using this design phase to pin
down the essential must-haves first, so hopefully we'll be able to
deliver what we truly need at a very low cost, and leave the full Finder
experience to Apple's excellent team. :)
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