Re: [dwm] Re: launch of groupie (s/taggi/groupi/)

From: Bill Puschmann <>
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 11:50:07 -0500

I'll second Alessandro's argument about a left side menu.

Horizontal lists require the user to scan across all the words when looking
for a known object. Vertical lists allow you to see just the beginning and
jump straight to the next topic if it doesn't match. (Which doesn't make
much sense).

If you're looking for "fox" in:
apple bear cat dog elephant fox giraffe

then you have to scan across all the letters from [a]pple to elephan[t]
because you can't easily just jump to the next word since you have to scan
to where the next word begins (whitespace has to be included in the scan).

But if you're looking at:

then you're scanning, at most, the first letter of each line. You know
where the next word begins, since it's on a new line, and easier to jump to.

just my two cents. (and, yes, I made the same argument when we moved from
the last taggi UI to the present one... but I lost that argument too :)

On 1/19/07, brad clawsie <> wrote:
> regarding
> this is a great design and in my opinion reflects the mentality and
> philosophy of the projects
> while the tagline "prOn for code fetishists" is amusing, it may preclude
> adoption in "safesearch" indexes on google and yahoo

Pancho needs your prayers, it's true.  But save a few for Lefty, too.
-- T. Van Zandt
Received on Fri Jan 19 2007 - 17:50:08 UTC

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