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Re: [videoblogging] MPEG-4 mime type

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
August 22, 2004 | Post #838 | Topic #768

On 21/08/2004, at 5:40 AM, M. Sean Gilligan wrote: > Each has its advantages and disadvantages, but my preference is #1, > especially for vblogs like yours that have explanatory text right. > You can read the text at the same time as watching the movie. We need > a convention for how to indicate that the image represents a movie > that will play if clicked. Text hyperlinking guidelines suggest that > you don't every say "click here" that the proper word in the text be > underlined. Right now you have text that says "Click image to view > movie". If there were a convention it will become automatic. There > should be some visual cue for first timers and to reinforce that > clicking the image is how you view the movie. There are *at least* > three ways to do this that I have seen: agree 200%. 'click here' you might have done in 1993. Now it is just bad writing, bad design. The link is coloured, the mouse behaves differently when you hover, so we take it for granted it will respond to a mouse event (eg click). should be the same with video. click the image, the video loads and plays. anything else is a step backwards (hey, it's sunday night and i'm being strident). assuem and expect things to be clickable and make it so. cheers Adrian Miles ................................................................. hypertext.rmit || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/adrian interactive networked video || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog research blog || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/