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Ulrik Gade <[log in to unmask]>
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Ulrik Gade <[log in to unmask]>
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Hello again,

Thanks to all for chipping in. Thanks also Juan Lanus who, in a detailed
private message, summed the options up pretty well, saying "for affordance I
use font, border and color".

Perhaps obvious but I wanted to make sure there wasn't some brilliant new
idea out there that had escaped our attention. We'll probably go for the
reduced clutter of hiding the controls when they don't have focus - then
usability test with our specific audience to make sure they'll understand
the cues we're providing. But I can certainly also see the merit of
displaying the controls for fields that are editable at any given moment.

We'll also make sure to take advantage of hover effects on the mouse cursor
as well as the underlying element. I'm partial to Flickr style light yellow
highlighting during hover, similar to something Juan suggested.

Thanks again and good luck with all of your projects.


Best regards,
Ulrik



On 10/06/07, Ulrik Gade <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I'm involved in a redesign for a business web app. We'd like to reduce the
> clutter of controls in columnar displays of numbers by only displaying the
> input control during actual editing of a data item, i.e . grid style
> in-place editing though these are not strictly grids.
>
> However, not all numbers may be edited at all times so we need a graphic
> technique to give users visual cues about which numbers s/he may/not edit at
> any one time. Do you have any suggestions for good solutions to this?
> (Please provide screen shots as well as URLs as some sites are unfortunately
> censored in this country).
>
> I'm also interested in suggestions for interactive (hover) effects to
> enhance the perception of editing affordance. But these are the main concern
> for this request.
>
> Thanks for any replies. I'll summarize to the list if you prefer to
> respond to privately.
>
>
> /Ulrik
>
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