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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.
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