dave at cridland.net
Tue Feb 16 05:01:41 CST 2010
On Tue Feb 16 10:38:27 2010, Will Sheward wrote:
> Dave Cridland wrote:
>> On Tue Feb 16 10:03:38 2010, Will Sheward wrote:
>>> The way I've done it on the new site is to list clients simply,
>>> with all of their supported platforms, and make the table both
>>> sortable and searchable. Having 1 column per operating system is
>>> a recipe for a VERY wide table eventually.
>>> I stuck a sample up at http://willsheward.net/?page_id=8
>> That's very pretty - sorry, Visually Compelling - but I think that
>> there's a couple of problems.
>> First off, people do, I think, look for cross-platform clients, in
>> the cases where they have multiple platforms in their
>> organizations and wish to support a single client if possible.
>> These people will have to visually inspect the list.
> Err, have you tried typing the list of platforms you want into the
> search box?
>> Secondly, sorting the list doesn't actually put all the Windows
>> capable clients together, and there's no way of getting a neat
>> list of Mac OS X clients.
> Errr, have you tried typing 'MacOS' into the search box?
>> I suspect what you actually want is to have some checkboxes at the
>> top to allow the suer to list, say, only clients which can run on
>> Mac OS X and Windows.
> Search box.
See, I didn't think I needed to search, I just wanted a quick list of
clients for the platforms I cared about. Maybe I'm weird, especially
given the recent amusement over RWW and Facebook Login.
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