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Rapid Application Development with Mozilla™ by Nigel McFarlane

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8.1. Navigation Systems

The Mozilla Platform contains several pieces of design that tie together the existing navigable XUL widgets. Each of these pieces provides a basis for communication between the user and the platform. Each piece is a high-level concept built on top of the event infrastructure discussed in Chapter 6, Events.

8.1.1. Visual Versus Recipe Navigation

We live in a world that is visually rich and full of memories. We are well designed to process both kinds of information. It is no surprise that software systems use both sight and memory to assist users with navigation, but sometimes one of these helps more than the other does.

Visual navigation is in the art of a graphic designer. A well-designed and well-layed-out display makes ...

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