[Adium-devl] Twitter IM integration
rgovostes at gmail.com
Fri May 16 06:06:10 UTC 2008
On May 15, 2008, at 12:54 PM, Colin Barrett wrote:
> Well, I never sent that mockup, but I just checked in , which
> has the character counter I was talking about in it.
Hm. Just installed this and gave it a go. It's a bit buggy (like my
text not showing up!), but I'll comment only on the feature as
implemented, *not* having seen the original (which I assume just put
the character count in the same place).
- If I hadn't read your commit message, I would be totally clueless as
to what this grid is that doesn't appear in any other message.
- You also don't get any feedback until you've typed 125 characters,
which is long enough that I'll probably not associate message length
with changes to the grid until I've experimented for a little while.
If I'm at 124 characters and plan on typing a few more words, I'll be
frustrated when I do hit the limit. 16 characters is at most three
- If I paste a long message, the grid immediately becomes gray, but
doesn't suggest how much I need to cut.
- If the grid is outside your peripheral vision, you're not going to
see it anyway; if you're watching the grid, you might miss typos /
- There may be accessibility concerns, though I can't speak
I would propose putting the number of characters currently typed, in
grey, at the end of the text (as if it were an autocomplete
suggestion). At the point where we run over the limit, draw an
indicator after the last character (e.g. a cross between unicode
characters 02D0 and 2050). If our message is going to be split, we can
just have multiple indicators.
If we're really flashy about it, we could have an animated visual cue
to indicate when and where the limit was hit.
Just my two cents.
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