Re: Digest of QA/Developer Lead Discussion

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Sat Aug 09 2003 - 15:00:38 CDT

"Alan Dechert" <adechert@earthlink.net> wrote:
|Okay. But remember: we need pixel for pixel control over the screen.
|We need to be able to replicate this:
|http://home.earthlink.net/~adechert/ballot-mockup3.gif

I think Alan is slightly imprecise in the spec here. *What* exactly
needs to be replicated? Does it have to be those fonts? That kerning?
Do the selection buttons need to look exactly that way? Are those exact
colors required? The number of candidates? The line styles?

Actually, the sample has at least one bug in it that stands out: There
is no apparent way to reset the choices (except in the county
commissioner area). Selecting a different candidate is not the same as
deciding not to vote in a race at all.

The instructions at top suggest that these are checkboxes rather than
radio buttons, i.e. "To de-select, point again" (what about clicking?).
However, if so, why the special "reset choices" for county commissioner?
And also, for users who ARE accustomed to most recent computer interfaces
will expect a square for a checkbox, not a circle. Circle suggests
radio button. While we cannot *require* prior computer knowledge, we
should not make things more difficult for those who *do* have it.

Yours, David...

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