[development] nice read: usability tests for Wikipedia online

Anders perifer at gmail.com
Wed Mar 8 19:46:29 UTC 2006

>From section 3.4.3 "Cancel Function":

"While there are prominent buttons to save, preview and view changes of a
page, the option to cancel changes is only an unobtrusive link located next
to the buttons. Even if there were no problems in the test, it is advisable
to provide a more prominent option to cancel changes - simply to provide
unexperienced authors with a clear exit function."

I always wondered why there isn't a cancel button when editing nodes in


On 3/8/06, Bèr Kessels <ber at webschuur.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> See http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/1845
> (
> http://openusability.org/download.php/89/germanwikipedia_usabilitytest_edit.pdf
> )
> The biggest part is (interesting, but) very wikipedia specific.
> However, chapter 3.4: editing and previewing has some remarkable points:
> * Hide the "edit" tab when previewing. Apparently that caused a lot of
> confusion.
>   * Style the preview better. 'Big bold red border" or so.
> Furthermore it contains a lot of good ideas for when you design/develop
> your
> specific Drupal site, tha twill be used by a larger audience.
> Bèr
> --
> [ Bèr Kessels | Drupal services www.webschuur.com ]
> Sympal draait nu voor het grootste deel al op 4.7:
> http://help.sympal.nl/sympal_draait_nu_voor_het_grootste_deel_al_op_4_7
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