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Revisiting the menus-in-Web-apps discussion.

I was reviewing requirements with a client the other day and we sketched 
out a two-level tab system. (Financial sites like Schwab.com & Fidelity.com 
use them.) Perhaps someone mentioned this in the earlier discussion and I 
was too dense to get it, but it occurred to me that this really is a menu 
system.

The top-level tab (eg, "Research" at the Fidelity site) is the menu name. 
The second-level tabs that appear when you click on it (eg, "Overview", 
"Watch list", ...) are the items on the menu. Fidelity even does some nice 
magic so the submenu appears without a page reload -- just like a menu!

Any Fidelity people want to comment on how it works compared with menus?

                                         -- hs

At 03:26 PM 3/4/2005 -0500, Hagan Rivers wrote:
>
>Cindy --
>
>A great topic - one I've given a lot of thought to. Here's some things to 
>consider:
>
>A menu bar is basically a way to group all the commands for an application 
>together under one ...


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Hal Shubin, Interaction Design, Inc.
617 489 6595
www.user.com

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