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Just a UI gripe...

Part of the Aqua guidelines suggest that when using sheets to report information, the user choices should be action words and not simple yes/no. I'm writing this because when I went to close the iJournal 1.49 window, it popped a sheet saying:


"Entry has not been posted. Close and lose any changes?

No/Yes"

Something I suggest that would be more to the Aqua guidelines:

"This entry has not been posted. Closing this window will cause you to lose any changes.

Don't Close / Close"

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rpkrajewski
Sep. 20th, 2002 09:40 am (UTC)
Or

This entry has not been posted. If you don't post it, you will lose any changes.

Don't Post / Post
xmusouka
Sep. 20th, 2002 09:56 am (UTC)
Even better... but you run into one small problem. What if the user doesn't want to post, but doesn't want to close the window either? Since the action is closing the window, the user can do one of three things:

Post the entry

Not post the entry, but choose to lose work

Not post the entry and resume editing the work


With Don't Post / Post, you run into the issue of what happens when I click Don't Post? Does it close the window and I lose my work? What if I didn't want to post right away, but continue editing?

How about this:

"This entry has not been posted. If you do not post it, you will lose any changes.

Don't Post / Cancel / Post"

(If all else fails, I look at how TextEdit does it hehe)
wooble
Sep. 20th, 2002 12:28 pm (UTC)
I think I'm partial to Close/Cancel, since I don't think most people would be closing a window in order to post a message.

Of course, just about every other Mac program asks if you want to save your document when you close it's window, but iJournal isn't document-based and right now you can't save your entries anyway. Obviously, once that's implemented, a standard Save/Close without saving/Cancel type message would be most appropriate, maybe with Post as another option.
ibrad
Sep. 20th, 2002 05:01 pm (UTC)
I like the three options. It would be nice to be able to close the window like in any other app, and still be able to post your entry (just like saving your document) in the process.

This brings up a feature I've been waiting for a while, being able to save drafts of entries... as in, if the feature existed, it would be nice to have Cancel / Close / Post / Save As Draft. :)
rpkrajewski
Sep. 20th, 2002 06:20 pm (UTC)
Yep
Three options is better; and less wording would have to change if saving drafts were available. Now we need is for that feature to magically implement itself.
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