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[REBOL] Re: RebGUI enhancement request - active labels

From: chris-ross:gill at: 19-Mar-2007 14:01

> BT> If there is an action block with the label, change to gold on a > hover. > > My only thought, not RebGUI related, is that UI elements should > indicate they're clickable without the user having to mouse over them. > Psychologists (and UI designers :) call these "affordances". e.g. > clickable text could be underlined, like a link in a browser, but then > also highlight on hover (since we can't change pointers in REBOL).
I'd argue labels are the exception here. I think of underlined text as taking me somewhere, where a label is bound to a control element that merely changes its own, or the current page/form's state. Think what a page of Radio/Check Lines would look like underlined, or field labels that focus on their owner when clicked. Though perhaps you could consider the label text itself a visual indicator? However, in this specific case, it seems the label could be replaced by a button to indicate the altered behaviour -- I'd hate to click on a label expecting to operate the control, only for a requester to pop up... - Chris