Hiding Buttons

Jim Carwardine JimCarwardine at OwnYourFuture-net.com
Mon Mar 27 14:33:38 EST 2006


Thanks, Richard... I'm using a floating palette that has a number of
universal buttons.  I could use a disclosure button and drop the bottom of
the palette to reveal the buttons specific to the card data.  How does that
sound?  Jim

on 3/27/06 3:21 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:

> 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:
> 
> <http://developer.apple.com/documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/OSXHIGuide
> lines/XHIGControls/chapter_18_section_7.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP30000359-TP
> XREF227>
> 
> These controls are nearly universal, so you can implement it once and
> satisfy users on all your target platforms.
> 
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