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Graham Perrin

highlights and stuck notes: contextual menus are less streamlined, more fiddly in Diigolet 4.0b14 - 14 views

UI GUI rant dislike Diigolet 3.1b900 4.0b8 4.0b14 highlight sticky note contextual menu click ergonomic speech bubble icon gpd4 962104 976077 977765 986182 1004191 1004206

started by Graham Perrin on 28 Sep 09
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  • Graham Perrin
    Cross reference
    colours unpredictable, varying, confusing

    > hover carefully over each one of the many highlights
    > to discover whether it's in a group
  • Graham Perrin
    Really, 3.1b900 is extraordinarily unergonomic compared to its predecessors.

    For the first time ever in Diigo, I'm struggling with a core feature: the highlighter pen.

    In screen shots 001 through 012:

    * follow the red thing, my cursor, hovering or clicking, as I chase a purple thing, sometimes a distant small speech bubble icon, which drops a menu, which draws beyond the bounds of the window so I can't see what I'm looking for, and I scroll horizontally and vertically and so on, trying, failing to see the hidden part of the menu that might show me whether a single highlight is shared with a group.

    This is crazy :-(
  • Graham Perrin
    Day 4: impressions

    First round highlights feel as good as in the past, if I'm not sticking notes, because Diigolet drops its menu in such an excellent way. Please, don't ever lose that.

    First round feels less good if I combine a highlight with a note. We have a separate topic about things that are wrong with the (yellow) window.

    Second and subsequent rounds of annotation feel fiddly, but not enough to make me rant.

    Do the pros of the additional features (a more heavyweight Diigolet) outweigh the cons (much, much slower to work with than in the past)? I remain undecided. Early days!
  • Graham Perrin
    > definitely a recurring problem

    … recurring often enough, and preventing me from sticking notes, that (with regret) this topic is turning into a rant …
  • Graham Perrin
    I'm still frustrated daily by the clunkiness of Diigolet 4.x.

    3.x was far more streamlined.

    I'm fairly sure that if the design did not require the user to move away from the highlight, to the speech bubble icon above the highlight, then highlights would be much easier to work with (and we wouldn't have problem such as …

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