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From David McKay <dmc...@btconnect.com>
Subject Re: Must use the incubating qualifier
Date Sun, 24 Jun 2012 08:09:18 GMT

On 24/06/12 00:05, drew wrote:
> On Sat, 2012-06-23 at 18:08 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
>> On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 5:57 PM, RGB ES <rgb.mldc@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 2012/6/23 David McKay <dmckay@btconnect.com>:
>>>> On 23/06/12 22:19, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
>>>>> OK, personal impression only:
>>>>>
>>>>> I find the rainbow coloring through the text of "Get it Here" to be
>>>>> distracting and not helpful.  I know some subset of us know what the
colors
>>>>> represent, but I see no need to be cute about it.  (Yes, this will be
on the
>>>>> final exam.)
>>>> I'm not too sure about the wording 'Get it here'. To me that isn't as simple
>>>> and clear as something like 'Click to Download'.
>>>>
>>>> Might just be the way my brain is wired up, but it says to me 'you can get
>>>> it here on this web page somewhere', whereas something that specifically
>>>> says 'This is the link/image/gizmo you need to click on to kick off the
>>>> download' is evidently the bit you need to click on.
>>>>
>>>> Dave.
>>> It seems our brains are wired on similar ways because I agree with
>>> you: "Click to download" or "Click here to download" is far better,
>>> IMO.
>>>
>> Ah, but the link doesn't actually download anything.  It takes you to
>> the OpenOffice download page, where you would need another click or
>> two to download.  The only way we could trigger a direct download from
>> a 3rd party website would be if they included the Javascript on their
>> site needed to determine platform and language and resolve the
>> download file name.  And that might not work cross-site.
>>
>> So it really is "get it here" or at best "click here to learn more" or
>> something like that.
>>
>> Maybe beveled edges or something would make it look more "button-like"
>> so it was clearer that the user is supposed to click it?
> Maybe - here it is with text a little smaller and a bevel:
> http://lo-portal.us/aoo/temp/get-aoo-300x100-btn.png
That does look better. Personally I'd still prefer something that 
reflects what will happen when you click it. Something along the lines 
of 'Click for download page'.
>
> //drew
>
>>> Ricardo
>
>
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