Just a mere light subject regarding GUI standards. My collegue is turning into a GUI purist, and adheres to the standards a tad bit too much sometimes (IMHO).. We are now fighting over the use of a button next to a text box to indicate a directory / path needs to be selected.
I usually do;
And he insists it should be;[ c:\some path ] [...]
Which in my eyes is overkill. The three dots to indicate a path select is standard enough, but I could not find any info to defend my story or to defend his.[ c:\some path ] [Browse...]
Does anybody know any standard that strongly favors my or his solution? And just for fun, who uses the long version v.s. te short one?
My defense is;
1. It is short, so more space for the path
2. It does not require localisation
His defense is;
1. You can't use keyboard shortcuts easily
2. It is not clear enough
So what are the votes on this one? He already told me he will fight me over this unless I change it, but I am not going to. He tried to get ammo from the net to discourage me, but could not find it