On the new beta we have four options:
What does 'Either OSX' do? I guessed that it meant "Any OS" ? . . 'Either OS' seems redundant with 'iOS & OSX'
I think it means "iOS || OS X" :)
Ah, so one is an 'AND' and one is an 'OR' . . . I find this a little confusing in terms of usability. .
@jasperblues @xslim Can either of you come up with both constructive & usability-enhancing ideas? ;)
@jasperblues Regarding "any", I'd like to direct you to: http://www.dailywritingtips.com/any-vs-either/.
So how can we improve "iOS & OSX"?
I would suggest that the small cognitive tremor that occurs by having both an 'AND' and an 'OR' option in this way outweighs the benefit.
It seems to me that just having three filters wouldn't inconvenience many people. iOS, OSX, iOS or OSX
Change the words to 'or' and 'and' so that users get a sense of the boolean filter operation.
Change them to toggle switches, so that you can more than one enabled.
Have the word 'iOS' and 'OSX' with a funky switch in the middle that toggles between 'AND' and 'OR'
Just some random ideas. Do any of them tickle your fancy? ;) . . the new site is looking FANTASTIC by the way. . .
When I added these buttons, we had a discussion – I wanted to go with your #1, but the point was made that people might want to search for a library that works in their application which runs on both on iOS and OS X, which made sense to me.
Let's go with #2 – it is clearest to the kind of users we are expecting. Feel like contributing a pull request? :)
I would love to do the implementation, but I'm up the the eye-balls in a whole bunch of other stuff at the moment.
I've got a client project that needs doing, and some work on typhoonframework.org (which distracted me from the client project this weekend!)
So, for now the best I can offer is testing. . next time :)
Fair enough. Cheers! :)
Possibly clarifying platform choice (see #15).
Nice - I think its better now 👍
There's still a little grammar problem on the description label:
"Pods only on osx ios and named OCLogTemplate" <----- Need a joining word between 'ios osx' (what's the proper grammar term for that!?)
"Pods on both iOS and OSX named OCLogTemplate"
@jasperblues You're looking for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conjunction_(grammar) :)
Currently it just puts together the words it finds in the same category, so the (made invisible, except in the URL) filters "on:ios on:osx" are simply joined together in the platform category.
So, definitely possible with a well-placed callback from the Picky JS library, but time is needed, a currency running low on my end, currently.
If you don't have time to fix it, I think simply adding the word 'both' (in bold, above comment) at the start will get it release-grade. (Certainly a big improvement to the old site).
You could skip the word 'and' - though of course, it would be better if it was there.
The thing is that since sometimes it's ios, sometimes osx alone, and sometimes neither, or both, the code for "both" and "and" needs to be dynamic, so no easy solution available.
Ah, I see. . . well, we've still improved since yesterday. . It makes sense now, just the labels sound a bit "robot-y" .
Yes :) I will work on it as soon as I have some time. Thanks for all the grammar quality control! :D
Special handling of the case where both platforms are mandatory. Doub…
…le super mega closes #15.
Lovingly handcraft JS for uber-specific platform header text. Triple …
…mega super uber closes #15. So there.
See it in action here: http://localhost:4567/?q=on%3Aosx%20on%3Aios%20helper
w00t! Nice one :)