ʻO nā mea liʻiliʻi e hoʻomaikaʻi i kahi ʻike o ka mea hoʻohana!

ʻO kēia koʻu lā mua i koʻu kūlana hou ma ke ʻano he Luna Hoʻokele o ka ʻenehana no kahi ʻoihana polokalamu ʻōpio Marketing a me eCommerce ma aneʻi i Indianapolis, i kapa ʻia ʻO Patronpath. I koʻu nānā ʻana i kā mākou polokalamu i kēia lā a kōkua i kahi hoʻohui hou, ua hoʻoikaika ʻia wau e ka sophistication o ka noi. Hoʻohui kā mākou noi i ka hoʻonohonoho pūnaewele ʻana me nā mea he nui pos nenoai.

I'm looking forward to working with our development teams to bring our User Interface fully customizable utilizing CSS a, paha, kekahi AJAX. The great news is that these are largely cosmetic changes that will not require gutting and rebuilding the application. Largely, I believe the application can be improved in two ways, first is the ability to customize the client's interaction and the second is to implement some basic ‘little things'.

As I was working in Paypal last night, I found just a ‘little thing'. When you mouseover specific links in the Paypal interface, a nice fade-in tooltip appears and fades out when you mouseout off of it. Here's a screenshot:

Mouseover ma Paypal

ʻO ka pinepine ke ʻike wau i kēia mau hana, hana wau i kahi ʻeli ʻana e ʻike hou aʻe. I kēia hihia, ua ʻike wau e hoʻohana maʻalahi ana ʻo Paypal i ka Yahoo! Waihona Puke Mea hoʻohana e kūkulu i nā mea hana. ʻOi aku ka maikaʻi, ke hōʻike maʻalahi nei lākou i ka leka uila o ka inoa maoli ma loko o ka (a) nchor tag. ʻO ka manaʻo o kēia ua hoʻomohala maʻamau ʻia ka ʻaoʻao, akā ke hoʻohui ʻia ka papa, ua mālama ʻo JavaScript i nā koena.

It's little accents like this on software that really make it a better user experience. Perhaps more impressive is that the developers at Paypal didn't bother to ‘reinvent the wheel', they found a good library and implemented it.

I'll be looking for these and other techniques in upcoming months to improve the user experience of our applications.

2 Comments

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    Aloha Douglas

    WOW, ʻaʻohe oʻu manaʻo i wehe ʻia ka waihona puke UI o Yahoo a ma Sourceforge ... ʻo ia kahi mea pāʻani hou e pāʻani ai wau. 🙂

    ʻO ka mea aʻu i manaʻo ai he ʻike maikaʻi maoli nō ia i ka manawa hoʻohana ua hoʻololi wau ma luna o ka Yahoo Webmail Beta hou a ua mālama ʻia wau i kahi aʻo aʻo nani e nānā pono ʻia me nā mea hana lima i hoʻopili ʻia me kēlā me kēia mea pili.

    ʻAʻole maopopo iaʻu he ʻāpana kēia kuhi ʻana i ka Waihona YUI, akā inā ʻo ia, he mea maikaʻi paha ia e hoʻohui no kāu polokalamu ecommerce.

    Ke aloha

    Nick 🙂

    • 2

      He hōʻiliʻili nui kā Yahoo i nā ʻāpana UI, ʻo Nick. E nānā pono i kā lākou kaohi papa. Kupaianaha wale. A i ka heluhelu ʻana i kā lākou palapala a me ka ʻaelike laikini - aia wale nō ia no ka lawe inā ʻaʻole ʻoe e ʻimi i ke kākoʻo.

      ʻAʻole wau loio, ʻoiai ... makemake paha ʻoe e nānā pālua!

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