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Dave Kamholz <[log in to unmask]>
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Dave Kamholz <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 27 Apr 1999 10:10:05 -0600
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Personally I would not use a remote control (i.e. pop-up window) for
navigation, because many users tend to dislike pop-up window and that remote
control can fall behind the main browser window (although you can control this
in the DOM).

But if you were to use a remote control window I would consider placing it on
the right hand side, especially if you have fixed width tables (that are left
aligned) for main browser window (say 600 pixels wide).  This would prevent the
remote control from being overlayed content on the main browser window (if you
have a large screen resolution).  Hope this helps.

Hollie Rogin / Leopard Communications wrote:

> Hello-
> In developing a Web site interface for a high-end client with a technically
> savvy audience, our team is discussing a remote control metaphor to present
> the navigation.  We're thinking outside of the traditional navigation
> elements, and the content of the site lends itself well to this navigation
> metaphor.  My question has to do with whether the 'remote control' should
> reside on the left or right side of the page.  If it resides on the left,
> the content may be easier to read.  However, one of my team members pointed
> out that most people are right handed and would therefore most likely hold
> a remote with their right hands.  Thus, it may seem awkward to them to see
> a remote control consistently on the left.  To further complicate matters,
> we are considering using a sliding window to hide and show different kinds
> of information.  This window would be placed opposite the navigation: if
> the remote control is on the left, the sliding window will be on the right.
> Does anyone have any input they'd like to share?  Thanks very much,
> Hollie Rogin

dave kamholz - web design architect
u s west advanced technologies
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