Devices on the Web (2.0)

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The presentation explains all the cool devices that AJAX and Advanced Javascript have made available. Site designers can use this to better organize information.

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Devices on the Web (2.0)

  1. 1. Devices for Web Pages Information Presentation and Interaction Techniques
  2. 2. Principles
  3. 3. Good <ul><li>‘ Smooth’, not jerky </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate, not page-load </li></ul><ul><li>In-place, not page load </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple choices/ steps/ actions all performed in the same place </li></ul><ul><li>Some devices allow better use of real estate, others allow users to consciously make the page more complex </li></ul>Bad <ul><li>Cannot use the Browser’s back button, so widgets have to be used intelligently – do not perform ‘too many’ actions or those kind of actions that a person would click the Back button to ‘undo’ </li></ul>
  4. 4. Basic Principle: Display <ul><li>Something of x size, can become something of Y size, based on user interaction. At either size, that something can have totally different content </li></ul><ul><li>What the first x is (as tiny as a full stop, or as large as an ad banner) is totally within our control </li></ul><ul><li>What the final Y is, is also totally within our control and can be designed completely differently, independent of the first x </li></ul><ul><li>The ‘Y’ can act as a pop-up (over other existing elements), or as a larger space on the same page (pushing away other elements) </li></ul><ul><li>The design of the page needs to account for this flexibility </li></ul>
  5. 5. Basic Principle: Function <ul><li>As a next step, something can happen in between the x and Y states: some data can be sent to the server, processed and new data can be displayed </li></ul><ul><li>E.g., the user can change an icon on a toolbar. This change can be permanently recorded for that user on the server when the change is happening </li></ul>
  6. 6. User Input Help the User while asking him for inputs (usually text)
  7. 7. Auto Complete Text box (Get Quote) <ul><li>Shows a list of auto-complete options while typing in text boxes, a-la Google Toolbar </li></ul>http://ajaxwidgets.com/AllControlsSamples/ , http://www.ajaxed.com/
  8. 8. Spellcheck <ul><li>AJAX can be used to provide spell-check functionality </li></ul>
  9. 9. Form Fields <ul><li>Guide a person through filling forms instead of throwing him error messages at the end </li></ul>
  10. 10. Content Sectioning Different ways to show ‘lots’ of content in less space, with 1 level of categorisation
  11. 11. Vertical Tabs (called ‘Accordion’) http://www.zdnet.com/
  12. 12. Accordion For Navigation: www.Apple.com Horizontal Accordion http://dev.portalzine.de/index?/Horizontal_Accordion--print
  13. 13. Simple Tabs
  14. 14. Yet Another Simple Tab http://Windows.com http://gulnar.in
  15. 15. Horizontal Tabs, with Transition Effect http://www.zdnet.com/
  16. 16. Simple Tabs, with differing content sizes
  17. 17. Promo Unit, that expands on mouseover <ul><li>The design needs to allow for elements to be ‘pushed’ </li></ul>http://www.zdnet.com/
  18. 18. Content Switcher (different ‘tab’ presentation) <ul><li>Moving mouse over different links changes the content in the box </li></ul>http://www.cnet.com/
  19. 19. Yet Another Content-Switcher http://www.cnet.com/
  20. 20. Inline Pop-up http://Windows.com
  21. 21. Yahoo style hidden tabs www.yahoo.com
  22. 22. Switching Slides in Hero Spot www.AOL.com
  23. 23. Expanding Content Space http://www.playboy.com/articles.html
  24. 24. Navigation
  25. 25. Product Slider http://www.ajaxdaddy.com/demo-jquery-carousel.html
  26. 26. Mac Like Menu http://www.ajaxdaddy.com/demo-css-dock-menu.html
  27. 27. MS Quick Links
  28. 28. Top Slide Down Sitemap http://codeigniter.com/user_guide/
  29. 29. Vertical Menus <ul><li>Old-school, but with better transitions </li></ul><ul><li>Menus fold out vertically </li></ul><ul><li>This is similar to menus opening up next to the top-level element, except that this requires a click, the other one happens on mouseover </li></ul>http://www.cnet.com/
  30. 30. Personalisation Give users the choice to customise their views
  31. 31. Personalisation <ul><li>First time a person comes to the site (customer), ask him to ‘personalise’ his site. Simple checkboxes let him set his ‘default’ view and a preview on the right shows a layout </li></ul><ul><li>Layout needs to be designed with flexibility in mind, so that units can be ‘pushed around’ </li></ul>http://www.live.com/getstarted.aspx
  32. 32. Movable Boxes <ul><li>Boxes can be dragged around, closed or even personalised </li></ul>http://www.live.com/
  33. 33. Page, Toolbar Options http://www.yahoo.com
  34. 34. Remove, Rename Tabs, Add Tabs <ul><li>Each tab can be deleted, renamed or ‘set to default’ </li></ul><ul><li>New tabs can be added, with a selection of what you want to see in that tab </li></ul><ul><li>PS: Note that the site’s theme colour (masthead, link colours) have changed based on the tab selected </li></ul>http://www.live.com/
  35. 35. Windows <ul><li>Can be moved around, minimised or maximised </li></ul>http://ajaxwidgets.com/AllControlsSamples/
  36. 36. Slideshows Pictures, Products, Videos
  37. 37. Cute thing with Pictures http://www.ajaxdaddy.com/demo-dhoni-show.html
  38. 38. Sexy Slideshow http://www.ajaxdaddy.com/demo-smooth-gallery.html
  39. 39. Other Presentation Trends Common features being used these days
  40. 40. Sitemap in Footer
  41. 41. Tour/Demo Pages <ul><li>Take a Tour pages are kept COMPLETELY clutter-free </li></ul><ul><li>This is NOT a popup </li></ul><ul><li>So what if the standard navigation links are also not there. There’s a link to go back home </li></ul>http://in.webmessenger.yahoo.com/
  42. 42. Click n Drag <ul><li>You can drag across the timeline to view different events (or different prices of 5 stocks, for example) </li></ul><ul><li>On clicking each ‘event’, details open up </li></ul>http://simile.mit.edu/timeline/
  43. 43. New Item Fade-in
  44. 44. Sortable Tables http://www.ajaxdaddy.com/demo-sorted-table.html
  45. 45. Many More <ul><li>Widgets: http://interface.eyecon.ro/demos </li></ul><ul><li>Forms: http://www.zapatec.com/website/main/products/forms/demo.jsp </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ajaxdaddy.com/ </li></ul>
  46. 46. What’s Coming Tomorrow? Take a peek into the future
  47. 47. <ul><li>Completely fluid, possibly 3-D, NOT very expensive websites </li></ul><ul><li>Interfaces will gain a new axis of complexity </li></ul><ul><li>The right design will differentiate between complex and simple </li></ul><ul><li>Each site will be an experience, not just what you read or do </li></ul>
  48. 48. Get the Experience (no point showing 2D screenshots for these) <ul><li>First install ibrarySoftwareSystem_ToolsSilverlight.1.0.exe </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.windowsvista.si/default.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.tafiti.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mediapreview.tv/ </li></ul>

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