Thread overview
Buttons in the web app of this forum
Sep 09
Kagamin
September 08
When I’m posting things in this forum, I keep hitting the button at the bottom right hand corner, which of course is the go for it button. And wait, oh hell, it’s "discard".

These buttons are the wrong way round, no?

Can we swap them to make them the right way round? Would that create a whole new problem by confusing experienced users who are very used to the existing arrangement ? Or could we put the go for it button in the rhs and put discard in a slightly different position so that it will be safer for experienced users?

Also could we add a y/n prompt in discard if not done already?

September 08
On Tuesday, 8 September 2020 at 07:04:52 UTC, Cecil Ward wrote:
> When I’m posting things in this forum, I keep hitting the button at the bottom right hand corner, which of course is the go for it button. And wait, oh hell, it’s "discard".
>
> These buttons are the wrong way round, no?
>
> Can we swap them to make them the right way round? Would that create a whole new problem by confusing experienced users who are very used to the existing arrangement ? Or could we put the go for it button in the rhs and put discard in a slightly different position so that it will be safer for experienced users?

the order of these buttons is probably very user-related and only really relates to what you are used to. (In windows dialogs are Yes/No/Cancel for example and on OSX they are Don't Save/Cancel/Save)

I recommend always using the preview function anyway, where you also have 2 similar buttons next to each other which are easier to read.

> Also could we add a y/n prompt in discard if not done already?

There is an undo function if you accidentally discard
September 08
On Tuesday, 8 September 2020 at 10:51:58 UTC, WebFreak001 wrote:
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> the order of these buttons is probably very user-related

Is there anyone who supports or hates my proposal ? :-)


>
> There is an undo function if you accidentally discard

How does one undo ?
September 08
On 9/8/20 9:49 AM, Cecil Ward wrote:
> On Tuesday, 8 September 2020 at 10:51:58 UTC, WebFreak001 wrote:

>> There is an undo function if you accidentally discard
> 
> How does one undo ?

If you hit back, doesn't it just give you back your written draft?

It does for me.

I would recommend at least making the button a red color to denote that it's dangerous.

-Steve
September 08
On 9/8/20 10:00 AM, Steven Schveighoffer wrote:
> On 9/8/20 9:49 AM, Cecil Ward wrote:
>> On Tuesday, 8 September 2020 at 10:51:58 UTC, WebFreak001 wrote:
> 
>>> There is an undo function if you accidentally discard
>>
>> How does one undo ?
> 
> If you hit back, doesn't it just give you back your written draft?
> 
> It does for me.
> 

Oh, if you discard draft, it says at the top "Draft discarded. _Undo_" where Undo is a link to get back your draft.

-Steve
September 08
On Tuesday, 8 September 2020 at 14:00:01 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer wrote:
> On 9/8/20 9:49 AM, Cecil Ward wrote:
>> On Tuesday, 8 September 2020 at 10:51:58 UTC, WebFreak001 wrote:
>
>>> There is an undo function if you accidentally discard
>> 
>> How does one undo ?
>
> If you hit back, doesn't it just give you back your written draft?
>
> It does for me.
>
> I would recommend at least making the button a red color to denote that it's dangerous.
>
> -Steve

Good idea about the red colour, but I just reach for the bottom right hand corner and hit whatever’s there - why ? What do you do by reflex?
September 08
On Tuesday, 8 September 2020 at 14:26:14 UTC, Cecil Ward wrote:
> [...]
>
> Good idea about the red colour, but I just reach for the bottom right hand corner and hit whatever’s there - why ? What do you do by reflex?

I don't aim for the button, I try to hit ctrl-enter. However then disappointed that it doesn't work on the D forum I read through the buttons from left to right (as I usually read text from left to right) and then hit send.
September 09
1. discard is safe default
2. cancel button is traditionally on the right side
September 09
On 9/9/20 4:30 AM, Kagamin wrote:
> 2. cancel button is traditionally on the right side

Au contraire.

It is traditional /on Microsoft Windows/

https://uxplanet.org/primary-secondary-action-buttons-c16df9b36150

https://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/1072/ok-cancel-on-left-right

Primary & Secondary Actions in Web Forms (Wroblewski, 2007)
https://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?571