[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
> 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