[development] Changes to capitalization
dpal_gaf_devel at marsdome.com
Wed Sep 13 22:23:00 UTC 2006
Boris Mann wrote:
> On 9/13/06, Laura Scott <laura at pingv.com> wrote:
>> On Sep 13, 2006, at 7:44 AM, Khalid B wrote:
>> > Can we also get feedback from the usability folks on this (Laura?
>> > Trae?
>> > others?)
> This is not a usability issue. It's *almost* personal preference :P
There's certainly a fair amount of evidence that mixed-case is, in
general, easier to read than all upper case, and to a lesser extent, all
lower case. While it would be a mistake to assume that data is
conclusive for this particular situation (since reading menus or titles
isn't the same as reading paragraphs of text), it's also a mistake to
say that there are no usability implications.
Also, user satisfaction is considered by many to be a usability
attribute, or at least something that must concern the people who worry
about creating usable interfaces. As you say, this involves personal
preference, which is surely a user satisfaction issue. In other words,
Drupal should support all variations, and hence the default should be
chosen to make such support as simple and as straightforward as
possible. To me, that suggests the default (which one way or another is
set manually) should be the one that's most difficult to automate, i.e.
some popular standard for capitalization of titles.
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