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Christian Edward Gruber
Fri, 27 Oct 2000 18:38:02 -0400
However, they can serve as an indicator, as more modern splash screens (see
KDE2, Acrobat Reader, etc) indicate motion and progress in the loading of the
app. THAT part is in fact a "good thing". The appearance of a logo in the
middle of your screen all else being equal is slightly negative, usability
----- Original Message -----
From: "Philippe C.D. Robert" <address@hidden>
To: "Christian Edward Gruber" <address@hidden>
Cc: <address@hidden>; <address@hidden>; <address@hidden>
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2000 6:21 PM
Subject: Re: BSDConfig
> On Fri, 27 Oct 2000 17:20:25 -0400
> "Christian Edward Gruber" <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Folks... NeXTSTEP had TONS! of splashscreens, and I hate to tell you,but
> > most usability gurus recommend them as indicators of progress in load-up.
> > Specifically progress indicators reduce user dissatisfaction, as they give
> > an indicator of user time investment.
> > Sorry to blow any anti-M$ sentiment, but if this is indeed an "evil", it's
> > not one that MS invented. And I disagree that it is an evil at all. Now
> > modal splashscreens which prevent you from changing window focus... they
> > _are_ evil... ;)
> > And besides, splash screens are a great place to drop in amusements, as the
> > Lighthouse and other folks often used to do.
> Splash screens are defined (by M$) as those screens which are showed after
> launching an app before being used by the user, I was not refering to any
> kind of progress indicators!
> cheers, PHil
> Philippe C.D. Robert
> Developer - StudioSendai.com