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Re: Unfinished, quite raw, would like some feedback
« Reply #17, on March 6th, 2012, 12:22 AM »
It's not even that that's the problem, it's the amount of options, and I don't think forcing it into three columns is quite the answer.

I don't know, need to think about it a bit more, meanwhile tomorrow I'll fix up the saving code - it's not like the UI can't be tweaked later on. It may be that I'm overthinking it right now and that it works fine in practical use.

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Re: Unfinished, quite raw, would like some feedback
« Reply #19, on March 6th, 2012, 08:33 AM »
Maybe its just me and the way my mind works, but removing the 'DON'T's would make the options quickly understandable, instead of trying to figure out double negatives.
Otherwise I had only one thought (already poo pood) - using radio buttons in columns.
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Re: Unfinished, quite raw, would like some feedback
« Reply #21, on March 6th, 2012, 02:11 PM »
OK, fun fact, I use 1280x1024. I try and shoot for usable if not beautiful on 1024x768.
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Maybe its just me and the way my mind works, but removing the 'DON'T's would make the options quickly understandable, instead of trying to figure out double negatives.
There is no 'don't'.

The first dropdown expands to provide the choices, with indication of current value as well. So for guests/new members on something like 'show board descriptions inside boards', the first dropdown is "yes" / "no (no change)" to indicate that it is that value already. The same principle works with items that are already multiple choice anyway.

The second dropdown has 3 options to the first's 2 options.

For the yes/no type deals, it has 'Leave the members' choice alone' (which is analogue to 'don't change' without using a negative, though I probably should reword it to 'Keep...' rather than 'Leave ... alone') followed by 'Set to yes for everyone' / 'Set to no for everyone'
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Otherwise I had only one thought (already poo pood) - using radio buttons in columns.
I have nothing against columns of radio buttons where it's appropriate, but I'm not convinced it's appropriate - since you'd need 5 radio buttons to cope with the base choices just for a single checkbox, there's a LOT of checkboxes.

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Re: Unfinished, quite raw, would like some feedback
« Reply #23, on March 6th, 2012, 02:27 PM »
I don't see it as sad, really, I see it as different devices to suit different users' needs. Though I won't argue that netbook resolutions are ridiculously tiny, ultrabooks tend not to be so tiny (their focus is on performance for size and they tend to come with at least 1024x768), and tablets are increasingly a viable tool.

I can fully see myself sat on the sofa with an iPad, doing admin (wouldn't be the first time) because I can't be arsed to go sit at the computer.

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Re: Unfinished, quite raw, would like some feedback
« Reply #24, on March 6th, 2012, 02:35 PM »
Quote from Arantor on March 6th, 2012, 02:27 PM
I can fully see myself sat on the sofa with an iPad, doing admin (wouldn't be the first time) because I can't be arsed to go sit at the computer.
ohhhh, tell me about it. I have been out most of the time, i would rely on my iPhone for everything but it's limited in some areas. :(

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Re: Unfinished, quite raw, would like some feedback
« Reply #26, on March 6th, 2012, 02:41 PM »
"There is no 'don't'."
 - I think he means the don'ts in the labels. So if you have "Don't look on the bright side of life" set to "No" it's a double negative and would be easier to read if it were "Look on the bright side of life" = "Yes".

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Re: Unfinished, quite raw, would like some feedback
« Reply #28, on March 6th, 2012, 03:18 PM »
I didn't explain properly.

The label "Don't show users' signatures" = "No"
could be changed to
"Show users' signatures" = "Yes"

Of course he might not mean that at all :D

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