Designing Web Interfaces

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Page multiple pages

37Signals' Backpack product is referred to as "Backpackit" throughout the book. Pages: 30, 31, 32, 62, 63, 64, , 65, 107, 108, 109, 206, 216, 221, 249, 250, 253, 264, 265, index.

Note from the Author or Editor:
The confusion is the site is actually "backpackit.com" while the product name is "Backpack" Error on pages: 8, 9, 10, 40, 41, 42, 43, 85, 86, 87, 184, 194, 199, 227, 228, 231, 242, 243, index: first page, 302, 306, 307

Jennie  Apr 10, 2009  Apr 21, 2011
Printed
Page 13
Last sentence on page

Upcoming.org is referred to as Upcoming.com. (The latter is a parked domain, the former is the correct site.)

Note from the Author or Editor:
Yes, should be changed to "upcoming.org"

Jennie  Apr 10, 2009  Jun 01, 2009
Printed
Page 50
Figure 2.27 legend

I'm wondering if the legend of Figure 2.27 is accurate. It says : Yahoo! Mail mistakenly shows a valid indicator instead of an invalid indicator.... Should not it be Yahoo! Mail mistakenly shows an invalid indicator instead of an valid indicator.... Seems to be different from the text of the paragraph that follows the figure.... which states the other way round (1 - invalid and 2- Valid). Thanks for clearing this matter for me :-)

Note from the Author or Editor:
To clear this up let's change the text slightly. Original text: "Yahoo! Mail mistakenly shows a valid indicator instead of an invalid indicator for a message when it is dragged back over the inbox" Corrected text: "Yahoo! Mail displays an invalid indicator when first dragging over the inbox then mistakenly displays a valid indicator when the message is dragged back over the inbox"

nnicoletis  Sep 29, 2009  Apr 21, 2011
Printed
Page 83
Caption for Figure 4-5

Current text reads: Google Mail uses an in-context tool to flag favorites Change to this: Google Mail uses Contextual tools to flag favorites

Bill Scott
Bill Scott
O'Reilly Author 
Apr 10, 2009  Jun 01, 2009
Printed
Page 94
Caption for Figure 4-21

Current text: Songza uses a multi-level in-context tool menu Should read: Songza uses a multi-level contextual tool menu

Bill Scott
Bill Scott
O'Reilly Author 
Apr 10, 2009  Jun 01, 2009
Printed
Page 116
last paragraph anti pattern -2nd line

Reference to Figure 5.7 for Netflix shoud be Figure 5.8

Note from the Author or Editor:
Current text (Figure 5-7, right) New text (Figure 5-8)

nnicoletis  Oct 02, 2009  Apr 21, 2011
Printed
Page 125
Caption for Figure 6-2

Current text: In the original version of My Yahoo!, clicking... Should read: In an earlier version of My Yahoo!, clicking...

Bill Scott
Bill Scott
O'Reilly Author 
Apr 10, 2009  Jun 01, 2009
Printed
Page 141
Figure 7-5

The screenshot for the scrollers for PicLens came out way too dark. Can't tell what is illustrated.

Bill Scott
Bill Scott
O'Reilly Author 
Apr 10, 2009  Jun 01, 2009
Printed
Page 158
The magic principle

Current text is : Take pictures with a digital camera. Sometime later, upload the photos to a photo site like Flickr. This involves: Finding the cable. Starting iTunes. Importing all photos. Should be "Starting iPhoto" (instead of iTunes)

nnicoletis  Sep 22, 2009  Apr 21, 2011
Printed
Page 177
Title for second step for Figure 8-20

Current title for second step: "Secondary page" Should read "Final page"

Bill Scott
Bill Scott
O'Reilly Author 
Apr 10, 2009  Jun 01, 2009
Printed
Page 275
3rd line in "Live Preview" paragraph

"We mentioned Jakob Nielson's Error Prevention...." Should be "We mentioned Jakob Nielsen's Error Prevention...."

nnicoletis  Oct 06, 2009  Apr 21, 2011
Printed
Page 305
Index. Under Netflix, 5 sub index

Doalog Overlays, 109 should be collapsed together with "Dialog Overlays, 107". Resulting in: Dialog Overlays, 107, 109

Bill Scott
Bill Scott
O'Reilly Author 
Apr 10, 2009  Jun 01, 2009