[cap-talk] Firefox and identifiability, small steps or large
david.nospam.hopwood at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Feb 10 20:13:28 EST 2005
David Hopwood wrote:
> The disadvantages of icons are:
> - It isn't practical for the user to create an icon. Therefore it has
> to be provided in the introduction, which increases the possibilities
> for confusion and social engineering. With textual names, the user
> can always choose a name that is meaningful to them.
> - An icon can't be typed. It can only be selected from a list, or
> referred to indirectly via a textual name. This makes icons less
> expressive in the sense that you can't use them in many situations
> where you could use a name, for example in a command line interface.
I should also have mentioned another minor, but not insignificant
disadvantage: icons/logos take up more screen space.
David Hopwood <david.nospam.hopwood at blueyonder.co.uk>
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