[MG] Difference bridge layout proposal

Michael Allan mike at zelea.com
Sat Feb 11 02:07:17 EST 2012


> Criticism and proposals are very welcome :-)
> 
> conseo
> 
> (1) http://whiletaker.homeip.net/mockups/diffbridge/7/DifferenceBridge7n.xht
> (2) http://whiletaker.homeip.net/mockups/diffbridge/7/DifferenceBridge7.xht

Pro: I like the use of monospace and filler to align the differences.
It's an elegant solution to a difficult problem.

Contra: I don't see the original problem that prompted this.  Why do
we need a horizontal layout for the bridge?

PS - I drafted a development plan.  I didn't add the horizontal layout
yet because I'm unsure of its purpose.  I'm currently working on the
first item (usability): http://zelea.com/w/User:Mike-ZeleaCom/G/p/rovn

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Michael Allan

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http://zelea.com/


conseo wrote:
> Hi guys and gals,
> 
> > The text flow is inconsistent between the grey areas (common)
> > and the hot pink areas (differences).  In the grey areas, I read from
> > left to right across the screen.  In the hot pink areas, I am tempted
> > to do the same, and that's wrong.  It confuses my eye.
> 
> I have combined the two layouts in a new one which focusses on identical text 
> flow with a monospace font. (1) And the same logged in as Ed. (2) 
> Problem: The difference #1 is actually two differences. This anomaly is caused 
> by the layout. I could show max. two differently coloured checkboxes in this 
> line as a workaround for this corner case, but more than two differences per 
> line won't work that way. It is also confusing. Should I keep them joined or 
> try to separate them in two differences? We could increase line spacing around 
> this line as well to get space for more checkboxes.
> 
> I have also added written controls besides each avatar and an extended 
> headline to quickly clarify what this interface is about. This might collide 
> with the Crossforum header, so we have to sort that out as well. 
> 
> Criticism and proposals are very welcome :-)
> 
> conseo
> 
> (1) http://whiletaker.homeip.net/mockups/diffbridge/7/DifferenceBridge7n.xht
> (2) http://whiletaker.homeip.net/mockups/diffbridge/7/DifferenceBridge7.xht




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