Website and application interactive design analysis disable state two or three things



disable, as the name suggests, stands for unavailability. There is a disable, it must correspond to an available. Whether the form, or the complexity of the management interface, or step by step guide, these scenarios are likely to be disabled, and how to use the disabled, let it become a bonus experience rather than negative, it is the designer to continue thinking, in-depth practice. Here, throw some bricks out and hope to discuss it with you.

"this can’t point button is placed here very chicken ribs, can we consider taking out?"

"the default release button doesn’t matter, or how does the user know what features are in the product?"


disable state can be seen as a direct manifestation of the external exposure of the application mechanism, when it unfolds and when it is hidden, and is also a controversial topic often encountered in design.

Alan Cooper has mentioned that activating and banning menus can help users understand the uses of menus, thus helping to make menus a better teaching tool. For example, our commonly used Photoshop selection menu is


menu, as the most complete collection of functions in the software, should present all the functions, which is the first prerequisite. On this premise, we can show which operations are available and which ones are disabled according to the specific interaction process. To think about it, you won’t be unfamiliar with the forbidden items in the menu in all the software we see every day.


menu has a good base called a toolbar. As an intuitive and efficient form of presentation, the operation that is privileged to appear on the toolbar is generally the most commonly used function of the software, providing users with fast and efficient access to the operation.


toolbar expects the user to be stable and reliable, and the user will unknowingly learn about the layout of the toolbar, remembering the location of the usual operations and forming the use of inertia. If a button sometimes disappears and sometimes appears, the user will feel confused and it will not help improve the efficiency of the interface operation. Especially when there is a lot of action on the toolbar, the benefits of a fixed position are obvious, such as the Ribbon interface, which includes at least 5 buttons under each sub panel:


looks like it’s the best choice for the menu and toolbar operations, whether or not there is a disable state. However, when the operation is less, designers will still be thinking and improving.

browser, a software that everyone can not do without, is one of its core functions. In this case, Chrome and Firefox adopted different design ideas. Chrome’s forward and backward buttons stabilize position >

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