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Paola Kathuria <[log in to unmask]>
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Paola Kathuria <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 1 Jun 2007 20:23:02 +0100
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Nicole Maron wrote:
> I'm dealing with a client who is insisting that the "more >"
> contextual navigation link must always be placed and the bottom right
> of a link module area, because he believes users "don't look up" once
> they reach the bottom of a content area and will not see that they
> have additional content options.

It's hard to comment w/o seeing a screenshot but, actually,
what your client says makes sense to me.

"more" in this context, means "more of the above". If you
put it above the associated content, it'll mean "more of
what I'm about to show you and so you probably won't be
able to decide if you want to use this 'more' link until you
get to the end"

If people scan pages top-down, I think they do need to
evaluate the summaries before they're in a position to
decide if they want more of it.

If you put the 'more' link above, they won't know what it's
'more 'of and might forget it's there by the time they
get to the bottom.

> quoting interaction design books [...]

There are books which say to put a 'more' link *above* the
content it's associated with?


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