Download e-book for kindle: Constructing Usable Web Menus by Andy Beaumont, Dave Gibbons, Jody Kerr, Jon Stephens

By Andy Beaumont, Dave Gibbons, Jody Kerr, Jon Stephens

ISBN-10: 1430253584

ISBN-13: 9781430253587

ISBN-10: 1590591860

ISBN-13: 9781590591864

Just menus? definite. This e-book makes a speciality of a unmarried, extremely important activity that confronts every person who builds sites to be used via humans: the right way to code and current menus which are effortless to appreciate and use, that show what clients want to know concerning the many paths they could take to get to the data they wish, in quite a few applied sciences. each site has a menu (trust us-we searched for a certified web site with no menu, and got here up empty). a few websites have , 3, or extra menus at the comparable web page. Menus supply clients an easy approach to care for the handfuls, countless numbers, even hundreds of thousands of thoughts (or more), preferably sorting these concepts into comprehensible divisions humans can opt for with a few self assurance that they will prove kind of the place they meant to head. during this booklet, we will convey you ways specialist websites arrange content material, current ideas, and use a big selection of applied sciences for navigation. occasionally those methods paintings good and function very good versions to your personal navigation platforms. occasionally? good - nobody's ideal! we will stroll you thru an in depth diversity of other menu code that may be simply downloaded from http://www. glasshaus. com/, and tailored in your personal wishes, taking the entire trouble out of menu coding.

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Menus on a graphical user interface are going to be used with a mouse or similar pointing device (leaving out special considerations for accessibility for the moment). The smaller the target for the mouse, the more likely you are to miss it, instead clicking on a non-active part of the page or, much more frustratingly, on the wrong link. This shows up as a problem with dynamic HTML, where you can highlight an entire line in the menu by mousing over it but be unable to click the highlighted option unless you're pointing precisely at the text itself.

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NET is built. '; .. 11 ~r•trl"'l ~ Rule 7: Menus Must Load Quickly Don't make the mistake of thinking this rule only applies to users of the slowly dying dial-up linesthis rule is universal, even if you are working in a closed system like an intranet where you know everyone has high-speed access. Guaranteed high-speed access (if there was such a thing) wouldn't justify elaborate Flash or Java menus - even complicated DHTML menus - that take 10 or 15 seconds to load. Users get frustrated after about 2 seconds, and at 8-10 seconds they are likely to think their browser is locked up.

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