I think the toolbar would be nicer actually. Are you thinking just have it
sit on top/bottom?
On Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 11:14 PM, Brion Vibber <bvibber(a)wikimedia.org>wrote;wrote:
On Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 11:00 PM, James Alexander
So I'm torn on this. I like the tablet mockup
with a table of contents on
the side (though I actually tend to use the normal view on a tablet) but am
a bit skeptical about the phone sized one.
- The small issue: The floating contents button covers up a bit of
content (not much obviously but anything will while scrolling) and has some
oddities while using.
- The bigger issue is fairly easy to fix: There is no way to escape
out of the contents section (like an x or back) other then clicking a
section once it's opened which was confusing when I wanted to drop back to
the main list of condensed sections.
The biggest thing though is more of a gut feeling. It just feels...
clunky. I think that if using the site myself I'd rather use the, already
hidden, sections (pressing show/hide as needed) rather then the contents
and save the extra click each time. Having to click over in the corner to
get a table of contents seems a bit superfluous when the section list (with
a show/hide) essentially acts as the same thing showing what is available.
Of course if you're in the middle of some text, those show/hide buttons
are potentially a long-distance scroll away, whereas a floating button is
always accessible... Generally the initial section should be initially
expanded (which pushes all those sections down in the first place in most
cases too); if it's not that's a bug in the current mockup. :)
What if, instead of just the contents button, it were a toolbar giving
immediate access to search, contents, and settings?
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