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Re: Interesting problem in need of creative solution.

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  • hector.castro
    This is a clever idea. It certainly helps keep everything neat within the user s view (eliminating scrollbars). ... endless awfull to fulminant
    Message 1 of 5 , Sep 4, 2008
      This is a clever idea. It certainly helps keep everything neat
      within the user's view (eliminating scrollbars).

      --- In ydn-javascript@yahoogroups.com, "Frank Dietrich"
      <fdietrich@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > Interesting,
      >
      > how about an additional scale like a gearbox in a car?
      >
      > The user pulls the right border over a certain threashold
      > and the scale shifts up one "gear", collapsing the control again
      > but starting from a value of, let's say 1000 instead of 100
      >
      > the current "gear" would have to have a visual reference.
      > You might change the color of the control or have something on
      > top of it representing the different gears from "unbelievable
      endless awfull" to "fulminant extraordinary exciting superfantastic"
      >
      > Just what instantly came up to my mind
      >
      > Frank
      >
      > *********** REPLY SEPARATOR ***********
      >
      > On 04.09.08 at 03:18 hector.castro wrote:
      >
      > >This request is slightly difficult to explain, but here goes:
      > >
      > >I've been asked to create a boundless measuring device for user
      input
      > >to questions. The idea is to mimic the unraveling of an endless
      spool
      > >of yarn.
      > >
      > >For example: The user is asked a question that falls within the
      > >typical "Great, Good, Indifferent, Poor, Very Poor" answer.
      However,
      > >instead of 5 radio buttons for each of those options, the user is
      > >given a boundless measuring device, extending it to signify one
      thing,
      > >and shrinking it to mean another. My main difficulty with this
      > >problem is the "boundless" part.
      > >
      > >To further explain, I'll provide my tentative solution:
      > >
      > >-Create a container DIV with overflow: auto.
      > >-Create a DIV within the container that is resizable only by the
      right
      > >edge.
      > >-Every time the user resizes beyond the fixed width of the
      container
      > >DIV, the DIV automatically scrolls to end (so that the user can see
      > >the resize handle again).
      > >
      > >
      > >Any ideas would be helpful. Also, I'm going to be working a lot
      > >closer with YUI for upcoming projects, so I hope to contribute more
      > >than just questions to this group in the future.
      > >
      > >
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