Type message here... and Send button absence
mferguson at digitalalias.net
Wed Aug 15 07:40:29 EDT 2007
I'm curious as to what were the reasons some people gave you for
needing a send button. Also; the idea about putting default "starter"
text in the input box is a great idea!
On 8/15/07, Hylke Bons <h.bons at student.rug.nl> wrote:
> Ka-Hing Cheung wrote:
> > On Tue, 2007-08-14 at 23:17 -0700, Steven Brown wrote:
> >> I totally agree: the Send button shouldn't be there, or people will want
> >> to click it, interrupting their ... I dunno... "chat flow." :) I just
> >> thought a little message telling them exactly what to do and expect
> >> might be nice - especially for first-time chatters. =)
> >> Opening a conversation window for the first time, a user will see two
> >> nearly identical white boxes with not much hint of what they do or how
> >> to use them. If the entry box had "Type your message here and press
> >> Enter to send." it would be 110% clear, I think. Like a web form that
> >> has default instructional text that is greyed out, like "enter search
> >> term" and when you focus on that input, it disappears.
> > That's not a bad idea.
> > -khc
> I like it too. It's only for first timers, it makes Pidgin a better
> experience and it's
> not like it hurts current users.
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