Interface question

zryip theSlug zryip.theslug at gmail.com
Tue Dec 22 19:32:03 EST 2009


You can edit the field the better you see its content.
The both are not incompatible;)

2009/12/23 stephen barncard <stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com>:
> But the problem is not just SEEING it but EDITING it. That's why another
> field is needed.
>
> One interface motif I am experimenting with is ONE special 'entry' field
> that is nearby and gets filled with the latest selected field data in the
> detail view listing of a record. Edit in that special field, even use tabs,
> returns.  Hit enter and the data is inserted into the proper detail field.
>  This field could change its size for content, appear in space in front of
> the hard-to-read real-size layout, then place its contents there.
> -------------------------
> Stephen Barncard
> San Francisco
> http://houseofcubes.com/disco.irev
>
>
> 2009/12/22 zryip theSlug <zryip.theslug at gmail.com>
>
>> Hi Jacque,
>>
>> Why not apply a lens effect on the text, like on iphone or ipod ?
>> By using the mouseChunck function in a mouseMove handler and linking
>> that with a transparent picture it could result a nice effect.
>>
>> Just a quick attempt to evaluate the rendering:
>>
>> local lPreviousChunk
>> constant cStandardSize = 8
>> constant cZoomSize = 16
>>
>> on mouseMove
>>   put the mouseChunk into tCurrentChunk
>>   if tCurrentChunk <> lPreviousChunk then
>>      if (lPreviousChunk is not empty) then
>>         set the textsize of lPreviousChunk to cStandardSize
>>      end if
>>      if (tCurrentChunk is not empty) then
>>         set the textsize of tCurrentChunk to cZoomSize
>>         put tCurrentChunk into lPreviousChunk
>>      end if
>>   end if
>> end mouseMove
>>
>> on mouseEnter
>>   set the textHeight of the target to cZoomSize
>> end mouseenter
>>
>> on mouseLeave
>>   set the fixedLineHeight of the target to true
>>   set the textSize of the target to cStandardSize
>> end mouseleave
>>
>>
>> -Zryip TheSlug- wish you the best! 8)
>>
>> 2009/12/22 J. Landman Gay <jacque at hyperactivesw.com>:
>> > I've got another interface problem I can't decide how to solve, maybe
>> some
>> > of you have ideas.
>> >
>> > I have an app that creates various printouts. These are all hard-coded;
>> > i.e., the end user never sees the templates and can't change them. In the
>> > app's preferences, though, they are allowed to add custom header and
>> footer
>> > text that will appear on each printout. This info is entered into fields
>> in
>> > the prefs stack. They can also set the tabstops by moving little sliding
>> > arrows, so that they can control the text placement in each header or
>> footer
>> > by adding and positioning tabs.
>> >
>> > Because the prefs stack is much smaller than the print template stacks,
>> the
>> > text entry fields are also not as wide. To give the user a way to
>> visualize
>> > how their tabstops will look, the textsize in the entry fields is very
>> > small. This gives the right ratio between field width and text size, so
>> that
>> > they get a fairly accurate idea of the text placement in the header or
>> > footer as they slide the tabstops around.
>> >
>> > So now the client says the text is too small to read easily (which is
>> true)
>> > and he'd like it legible. Problem is, if I increase the text size, the
>> > relative ratio of the tabstops will not be accurate and the fields will
>> not
>> > display the relative text placement correctly.
>> >
>> > I need a clever idea on how to display accurate text positioning while
>> > maintaining legibility. I've thought of a few things, but nothing I like.
>> > Tooltips that show what the text says might be one way, but I don't
>> really
>> > like that much.
>> >
>> > --
>> > Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
>> > HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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