Hiding Buttons

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Mon Mar 27 14:21:47 EST 2006

Jim Carwardine wrote:
> I have an app that has quite a few buttons on each card that, after the
> initial setup of the card data, don't need to be clicked again.  I'd like to
> hide the buttons under a cover or in a drawer so they don't clutter up the
> card.  I am wondering what structure to use to be consistent in an
> x-platform environment.  Do the PC apps have drawers?  Should I make up a
> cover graphic like the door over the VCR buttons?  What would meet the
> common expectation of both sets of users? 

Drawers are cool, but are limited to OS X.

Fortunately OS X also recommends disclose triangles and buttons:


These controls are nearly universal, so you can implement it once and 
satisfy users on all your target platforms.

  Richard Gaskin
  Managing Editor, revJournal
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