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CHI-WEB  March 2001, Week 2

CHI-WEB March 2001, Week 2

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SUMMARY: Optimal size, position for pop-up window?

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Francois Jordaan <[log in to unmask]>

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Francois Jordaan <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

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Thanks for the replies I've received. My use of the word "calculator" was
somewhat misleading: It performs a calculation based on the the values you
provide in a number of fields, but it doesn't actually simulate a
button-based calculator. That said, TABINDEX is certainly important in this
case.

What I've decided to do (still subject to testing of course) is the
following:
- 320px wide by 500px tall: Quite large without potentially obscuring parent
window's title bar, not so big that it's too likely to be moved partially
off-screen, plenty of parent window visible either side
- centered on the screen: I thought trying to align it relative to content
in the parent window would be too unreliable (it's one of those
framed-centered-letterbox sites... not my doing) and not sufficiently
helpful. Centered also seemed a way of avoiding the position seeming too
arbitrary, and making sure the user notices it
- make sure the <title> is short enough to be helpful in the narrow window
titlebar.
- no browser icons, not resizable
- try and make the captions as helpful as possible (and not telegram-style
like you find on real calculators or tiny pop-up windows)


SUMMARY:
----------------------------------------------------------------------

How about making it the same size/position as the
space preserved for non-global elements in the site?
Then the base navigation options remain visible, and
the pop-up is inroduced as 'floating content'.

Chris Anderson
IA
Xceed

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Please have a look on pop window of financial calculator of my design.

http://www.bimaonline.com/cgi-bin/premiumcalculator/premiumcalculator.asp

and click on any policy link.

regards,

~Kaladhar Bapu,
Usability Consultant
www.kaladhar.com

----------------------------------------------------------------------

>Any other issues I'm forgetting?

Accessibility. What is the purpose of the calculator? Will it have a
numeric keypad? Will it all work through JavaScript?

At the very least, provide a normal and Big Buttons version. And all
the buttons in both versions have to have things like TITLEs and
maybe TABINDEX and certainly ACCESSKEY.



--
         Joe Clark | [log in to unmask]
         Read accessibility articles, resources, and critiques at:
         <http://joeclark.org/access/>

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> let's
> assume a pop-up window *will* be used.

in that case, about a third of the screen?

otherwise I'd actually prefer a frames-based solution ..

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My original question:

Setting aside the question of a pop-up window's desirability for now, let's
assume a pop-up window *will* be used. In this case, it's used for a
financial calculator.

What are list members' recommendations for the optimal size and positioning
of this window? Some points I'm considering:

- Obviously the bigger it is, the more legibly it can be designed to be

- Assuming we're not going to detect the display resolution and resize the
window accordingly, it should obviously not be larger than a minimum screen
size. (Which for this site is already 800x600, unfortunately). But one
should allow for things like the taskbar...

- You also don't want it to be too big, and obscure the parent window. Part
of the justification of the pop-up is to keep the parent window partially
legible, and also, to remind the user it's still there.

- Centred on the screen? Top-left corner? Or cascaded (just down and to the
right of top-left)?

- Any other issues I'm forgetting?

Reply to me and I'll summarise for the list.

Francois Jordaan
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