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Rapid Application Development with Mozilla™ by Nigel McFarlane

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3.5. Hands On: NoteTaker Boilerplate

In this “Hands On” session, we will fill with text the skeletal structure of the dialog box started in the last chapter. We also will explain how to set up locales, although they're not used in the NoteTaker running example.

Layout is a kind of content, but to the user it's invisible. Real user content is visible. Boilerplate text is text in the panel of a window that never changes. The term boilerplate comes from the early days of printing and is also used in form design. Our content strategy is to include enough boilerplate text that a useful screenshot can be taken. Our overall goal is to produce something ultra-quickly that we can throw to the wolves: that is, to the users, analysts, and usability people. ...

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