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"Zigo, Joy" <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 11 Jun 2007 11:02:32 -0400
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We also use this way of differentiating editable fields from uneditable
fields. We use them for the kind of user account information that Bryan
described. We also use them in other situations, such as on an
application screen where the user selects a book's unique number and the
author's name, publication date, and other related data are then
displayed as text (with a label, such as "Author Name:" in front of each
uneditable field). Users have found it easier to immediately see the
difference this way, than when we showed uneditable fields as text boxes
that were  "grayed out." 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: ACM SIGCHI WWW Human Factors (Open Discussion) 
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bryan Grubaugh
> Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2007 12:42 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Visual cues for in-place editing?
> If I understand you correctly, it should be as simple as 
> making editable fields text boxes, and uneditable fields 
> labels/text.  The widgets themselves provide the visual cues 
> the user's need to know what they are allowed to change. 
> I was recently working on a customer self service website 
> that had functionality for editing a user's account 
> information.  Not all information could be edited though 
> (specifically the account number and some other arbitrary 
> data).  User's responded very well to having information that 
> was editable as text boxes, and uneditable information, as I 
> said, labels.
> If I misread your post, please clarify
> Bryan
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