18 October 2008

Tool tips

Tool tips are insidious. We’ve somehow designed them so that they never appear when you try to summon them, but they won’t go away when they’re in your way.

2 comments:

Craig Weeks said...

Do you smell that? I do. Yep, it's a conspiracy. Fo sho. :)

Robert Fisher said...

I once had to write code to do tool tips on Mac and Windows and with support for multiple monitors. It’s frustrating when you take the time and effort to do a little task like that right but nobody else seems to. Worse, I probably let myself be influenced by that and be more likely to not do the best I can as often anymore.