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Claudia Alden Case <[log in to unmask]>
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Claudia Alden Case <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 23 Sep 2005 11:17:59 -0700
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Please send all replies to me rather than the entire mailing list.  I will
post a summary after I've collected the responses.





From: Claudia Alden Case [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2005 2:36 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Usabiliity of web pages containing tree hierarchy


This is a cross-posting to CHI-Web for a posting I originally sent out on
CHI-Consultants.  I apologize if some of you are getting this a second time.


I'm working on the UI design for a web app that will include at least one
page having a tree hierarchy in the left nav panel and an information
display area in the main content area.  In "View" mode, when a user clicks
on a node in the tree hierarchy in the left nav panel, detailed information
about that node appears in the main content area.  I'm looking for
suggestions about how to design this without frames, since using frames is
definitely not intuitive to users.


The environment constraints my product team has:

1) Windows platforms only

2) IE for sure; Firefox, if I can convince the team to support both.

3) Javascript OK

4) No client-side Java; server-side Java is OK.

5) No .net

6) No .asp


Comments/suggestions/visuals?  Send them my way.





Claudia Alden Case
Usability Specialist


Alden Case Enterprise, Inc.
phone: (650) 592-4675 
email:  [log in to unmask]


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