[thelist] idea B: immediately save, remove "save" button. (was: Re: stupid user interface usability question: how to design a parallel set of pages that users with to click 'save' before going on)

Mark Groen evolt at markgroen.com
Wed Jul 19 08:04:20 CDT 2006

On Wed, 2006-07-19 at 13:59 +0800, 张韡武 wrote:
> > gopher://sdf.lonestar.org/g/users/weiwu/interface_example_01.png
> > 
> > This user interface turns to be a bad design, the top row of 'tabs'
> > gives users impression that they could just click the other tab without
> > saving the content and later click 'save' to save changes made on all
> > tabs, but actually, each page of content must be saved separately,
> > because the 'tabs' are simply anchors graphiced to be like tabs. If you
> > click on second tab, you get prompted if you wish to navigate away from
> > this page *without* saving, this again create usability trouble, some
> > user click 'OK' thinking the modification is then saved, but actually
> > the modification is discarded.
> > 

Use PHP and sessions?


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