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Re: [PanoToolsNG] new 360cities pano interface, was Re: Opera is annoying was: Re: "From a tower, without the tower"

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  • Ken Warner
    Assumptions... What would we do without our preconceived, groundless assumptions? http://pancyl.com/ShadyRest.htm No controllers. No maps. No
    Message 1 of 28 , Jan 11, 2009
      Assumptions... What would we do without our preconceived, groundless
      assumptions?

      http://pancyl.com/ShadyRest.htm

      No controllers. No maps. No be-nice-to-the-newbie. Just a Help button
      that -- if you take time to read the Help page -- can be turned off.

      Really, I couldn't be happier....



      Pat Swovelin wrote:
      > On 1/11/2009 5:27 PM, Ken Warner's hamster got loose on the keyboard and
      > typed ...:
      >
      >>That would be nice -- the first time you saw it.
      >>How would it be to have to look at that *EVERY* time
      >>you looked at *ANY* pano.
      >>
      >>Do you think you would get as enraged as I would get?
      >
      >
      > Apparently 1 click is too much for you so please continue to hide all of
      > your work with controllers and maps. Then use autorotation to turn it
      > into a movie so people won't interact with it.
      >
      > I'm sure you'll be happier.
      >
      > Meanwhile the rest of us can have a thoughtful conversation about it
      > without being enraged when someone voices an opinion.
      >
      >
      >>I mean how many panos do you have to look at before you get
      >>the idea of moving your view with the mouse? Once? Twice if
      >>you are really stupid. Maybe 10 or 20 times if your name starts
      >>B and ends with ush. But would a person that dumb really want
      >>to look at a pano? He'd probably look behind the monitor to see if
      >>he could see the whole thing at once.
      >>
      >>The question is how does a newbie -- a first timer -- get the message
      >>to click and drag the mouse and then never have to see that message
      >>again? I'm thinking cookies and a standard JavaScript...
      >>
      >>Uri Cogan wrote:
      >>
      >>>Pat Swovelin is rumoured to have written:
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>>Controllers and everything else (*including* autorotation, because to
      >>>>the average site visitor it becomes a movie and they simply sit there
      >>>>and watch it rendering the pano's interactivity pointless) should be
      >>>>turned off by default. There should be an information image centered in
      >>>>the pano (that's closed with a single-click) that tells the site visitor
      >>>>how to manipulate the panorama with a mouse and directs them to the
      >>>>collapsed controller in the bottom-left corner with, if necessary, a
      >>>>collapsed map in the top-left corner.
      >>>>
      >>
      >>>Yes!
      >>>
      >>>How about some of the resident designer/wizards creating some such
      >>>customizable, or even animated "information images"? I keep imagining a
      >>>little animated "hand" clicking a "mouse" and demonstrating how to move
      >>>a little "panorama". No words, just plain, clean symbols that could
      >>>hopefully be understood by almost anyone.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Pat Swovelin
      > Cool Guy @ Large
      >
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