SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] "Standard" inter
Re: [Sigia-l] "Standard" interfaces? (was: DHTML Menus and Usability)
From: Listera (listera_at_rcn.com)
Date: Mon Sep 23 2002 - 17:10:24 EDT
"David Heller" wrote:
> Ah! Another note on this that is becoming clear.
> Ziya was saying that if you have to be that customizable then you aren't
> the right app. Ah! What happens when your app is really a platform for
> developing tools.
The reason I'm not directing my remarks to you/your company is that this
particular market is a very small one, in comparison to the general business
If your livelihood depends on selling customizable software, well, then, you
are constrained by a bunch of limitations. (I have some notions about that
but I won't go into them as they define a very narrow field.)
What I objected was that you jumped from your particular situation to the
general realm of business software and constructed a "business reality"
which is not always defensible. The logical end of this line of thinking
leads us to "use menus because everybody else is using them" (as one person
actually claimed) and that's just not supportable on the merits.
One of the tenets of being "risk aware" is that one has to think of the
consequences of propagating bad practices, in the name of risk aversion.
There's a risk in that, don't you think?
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