[imc-uk-tech] Pop-up windows, was: Re: [Imc-uk-process] proposal - comments
chris at aktivix.org
Wed Oct 19 02:15:07 PDT 2005
On Wed 19-Oct-2005 at 10:02:36AM +0100, mini mouse wrote:
> At 09:41 +0100 19/10/05, Chris wrote:
> > Sure we *could* do that but opening up new windows is
> > evil (I could go on at length on this point....).
Well, why not let users control their own windows, if
someone wants to open a link in a new window or tab they
can do so at the moment why should we impose our ideas of
window management on others?
And yes I could go on lots more... others have said it
better already though...
- Top Ten Web-Design Mistakes of 2002
Links are the Web's basic building blocks, and users'
ability to understand them and to use various browser
features correctly is key to enhancing their online
Links that don't behave as expected undermine users'
understanding of their own system. A link should be a
simple hypertext reference that replaces the current page
with new content. Users hate unwarranted pop-up windows.
When they want the destination to appear in a new page,
they can use their browser's "open in new window" command
-- assuming, of course, that the link is not a piece of
code that interferes with the browser’s standard behavior.
Users deserve to control their own destiny. Computers that
behave consistently empower people by letting them use
their own tools and wield them accurately.
Aktivix -- Free Software for a Free World
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