Re: [WSG] Yes/No structure?

2010-06-04 Thread Krystian Szastok
John, thank you for the book recommendation, I was waiting for someone
to quote one, so I don't have to make a new thread :)

Kind regards,
Krystian


 In addition to my thoughts I had a look into the Robert Hoekman Jr
 book Designing the Obvious and in Chapter 16 about Simplifying Long
 Forms he cites an example that begins with a series of Yes/No
 propositions that given further consideration can be better addressed
 by better directed questions and ultimately checkboxes. If you have a
 Safari Books Online account you can access this book, or at the least
 here is a link to his presentation at Web Directions in 2008;
 http://www.webdirections.org/resources/robert-hoekman-jr/ which
 contains links to his book on Amazon and an introduction to his
 approach.



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RE: [WSG] Yes/No structure?

2010-06-04 Thread michael.brockington
There is actually a fourth option, which is a pair of buttons, which is a good 
idea if both choices require an action, such as feeding on to a different form, 
or if this is the last action of the form.

For me, the main thing to think about is 'negative responses' - with a radio 
button you get one answer by default, which may not be the correct response - 
if people don't understand a question they will often ignore it, (a negative 
response) so in your case you should either go with one of the free-choice 
options (ie not a radio button) or else make sure that you word it in such a 
way that people need to change the default if they understand that they do 
_not_ want an interpreter.  If that wasn't clear, think about the difference 
between an opt-out tick-box, and an opt-in tick-box - on paper they are 
interchangeable, but legally speaking they are not.

Regards,
Mike


From: li...@webstandardsgroup.org [mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org] On 
Behalf Of nedlud
Sent: 04 June 2010 03:30
To: wsg
Subject: [WSG] Yes/No structure?

I have a web form I'm building and there is a simple yes/no question in it.
I got to wondering what the best semantic  mark up for this is? Does anyone 
have any good UI/UX suggestions?

My three ideas were...

Two radio buttons for yes and no...
pDo you...?/p
label for=ans-yesYes/labelinput type=radio name=ans id=ans-yes
label for=ans-noNo/labelinput type=radio name=ans id=ans-no

A single check box. A tick implies a yes answer while no tick implies no...
pDo you...?/p
input type=checkbox name=ans id=ans

Or a selection list with a yes and a no answer...
pDo you...?/p
select name=ans id=ans
   option value=yesYes/option
   option value=noNo/option
/select

Which is the preferred way? Or can you suggest a better way?

Lucien.

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Re: [WSG] Yes/No structure?

2010-06-04 Thread Lea de Groot

On 4/06/10 2:41 PM, nedlud wrote:

The full questions in the form is Do you require an interpreter?
This is followed by: If so, what language?



Personally, I would try this structure:

Do you require a translator?
o No
o Yes
   [] Greek | {I require a Greek Translator  written in greek}
   [] Russian | { I require a Russian Translator written in Russian}
   [] etc
   [] Other [__ ]

and so on, obviously using the languages appropriate to your population 
segment.


I wouldn't do anything clever with making the language part appear and 
disappear when they select yes/no, as seeing the name of their language 
in the form can help prompt them to check it.


Hope it helps

Lea
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Elysian Systems
Brisbane, .au


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[WSG] Anya Gerasimchuk is out of the office.

2010-06-04 Thread AGerasimchuk

I will be out of the office starting  06/04/2010 and will not return until
06/14/2010.
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Re: [WSG] [Off topic] - icons/clip art/small graphics

2010-06-04 Thread Lesley Lutomski

Hi Bob,

I'm not sure I quite understand what you're after, but when I was using 
Windows, I always found Irfanview (http://www.irfanview.net/index.htm) 
excellent for working with graphics.  I mostly use Linux these days, and 
it's the only Windows application I miss.


Hope this helps.

Lesley

designer wrote:

Ladies and Gentlemen,
 
Sorry this is off-topic, but I'm at my wits end. I want to get some nice 
256x256(ish)  icons/clip art to use as small graphics to compliment 
short entries on a notice board.  The subjects vary a lot and so I've 
decided to attempt to make my own.
 
(you can see the actual page here : 
http://www.rspcacornwall.org.uk/sections/noticeboard.html)
 
I've searched and searched in google for software which converts images 
to icons (either standalone or photoshop plugins) but I am now 
completely dizzy with the options available. I thought that some of you 
guys MUST do this and have experience and hence recommendations? As is 
usually the case, there is a lot of poor quality nonsense out there and 
I'm getting fed up with downloading rubbish.
 
Do reply off-list if you feel that is appropriate.
 
Can anyone help, please?
 
Thanks in advance,
 
Bob
 
 




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[WSG] Podlena, Stephen is out of the office.

2010-06-04 Thread SPodlena

I will be out of the office starting  05/06/2010 and will not return until
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I will respond to your message when I return.

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Re: [WSG] Podlena, Stephen is out of the office.

2010-06-04 Thread Steve Gibbings
Please people set your email auto responses to not respond to email groups.  
You should be able to add addresses to ignore.

Thanks.

On 5 Jun 2010, at 00:11, spodl...@bayside.vic.gov.au wrote:

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