Quick fire challenge...
The two most common ways I have found to view user generated/created photo
galleries online are: thumbnails with navigation and dynamic slideshow
List the pros and cons for each. Ready?.....GO!
1. Thumbs with navigation:
2. Dynamic Slideshow:
On Jul 10, 2007, at 8:22 AM, Valerie Gomez de la Torre wrote:
> List the pros and cons for each. Ready?.....GO!
> 1. Thumbs with navigation:
Pros: overview, can see patterns, jump ahead in stream
Cons: Fewer details, can be overwhelming
> 2. Dynamic Slideshow:
Pro: Detail view
Cons: Forced to go one at a time
Option 3: Slideshow with thumbnails
Pros: best of both worlds, can jump to a picture without disturbing
Cons: needs a good connection. Significant number of controls on the
screen at one time.
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Option 4: Thumbnails with detail zoom-in-place (compromise)
Pro: Avoids pogo-sticking
Con: Zoomed image is not all that big
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What is this 'pogo sticking' that you speak of?
Cant find any reference in Design Patterns... (o;
> What is this 'pogo sticking' that you speak of?
> Cant find any reference in Design Patterns... (o;
I believe pogo sticking is most evident from a product list page.
The user must click a link to see further product details, then
use the back button to see another product's details. Back and
forth they go to see each product's detailed info. Thus, pogo
Jared's site has a more detailed pdf of the behavior:
Yes, that is what I meant. Pogo-sticking = clicking from list to go to
the details, then back up to the list, then back down to the details,
up, down, up, down.
By the way, we should mention the flickr navigation. Instead of a
full filmstrip, they just show thumbnails for the Next and Previous
image in the series. Pro: more focus on the main image Con: No random