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  Forogar  3-Mar-20 5:12
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Why do so-called designers think that large areas of blank, white space is a good thing?

Is this a plot by huge, High Definition screen vendors to drive sales? In the good old days the key thing about displaying information on a screen was to provide such information in a compact, readable form with interface fields glaringly obvious (such as text entry,buttons, etc.).

Now it's all about using invisible scrollbars (once you guess where they are and hover over that area long enough) to plough through huge acreages of blank space just to read more than a couple of lines at a time.

In addition, the text is squeezed between huge stock photos that are barely relevant and jump, scroll or wobble around the screen like that old April Fool's code that made dialog box buttons dodge your mouse when you tried to click on them.

..and half the time buttons are just some text you have to know to click upon.

Example: The other day I went to UPS/FedEx/whoever to track a parcel. There was some huge text somewhere in the middle of a large blank area that said "Tracking #" (note the "#" instead of "number", despite the huge surround white space available).

So I tried typing the tracking number - didn't work, I needed to click on the entry field to get focus.

Where is the entry field?
I clicked on the text, nothing happened;
I clicked on the blank area immediately to the right of the text, nothing happened;
I clicked on the blank area immediately below the text, nothing happened... hmmm.
I clicked randomly in various places around the screen and then tried typing, nothing...
...until finally I found that if I clicked below the text about an inch (or a couple of centimeters) below the text and started typing, the number finally appeared! Yay!

There was no flashing cursor, no text entry border or shadowed area, no different shade of grey or colour to give a clue where to type; you just had to click randomly until you found the area that responded. Hovering around to see the cursor change to a text entry cursor didn't work anymore - there was no cursor at all during text entry, the mouse pointer didn't change or even move to follow the entered text. What numpty thought that was a good user interface (sorry, User eXperience)? I'm surprised I didn't have to scroll down to find it! Actually, I would have had to if I was on a smaller screen or not running full-screen.

To sum up: Grrrrr!

Thoughts?
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.

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