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Drag & Drop on the web

Posted: January 13th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Patterns, Usability fail | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

For God’s sake, if you use it, please offer an alternative.

This the “add to playlist” Grooveshark system:

grooveshark_drag

Very neat, clean. Unfortunately, if you don’t already know that’s how you do it, you have absolutely no hint to help you guess how you add a damn song to a damn playlist:

grooveshark_hint

Yeah, i asked a fiend who found out from another friend of his. That’s not usability, Grooveshark.


3 Comments on “Drag & Drop on the web”

  1. 1 Ivan said at 8:17 pm on January 13th, 2010:

    There are “select boxes” at the top of the page where you can replace current songs, add to your library or your playlist. But yeah, there should be hint for this operation, although many people could have predicted this since is one of the default operations in every modern OS.

  2. 2 Adrian said at 10:25 pm on January 13th, 2010:

    in the first version of the grooveshark software there was a “add to a playlist” option on the song info page, so you can see why one is confused now.

    i can see now the option in the selectors, but if you add the song to queue and search for another song there is no other way to add it from your queue. i guess you can say they have half of alternative :D

  3. 3 Louise Hewitt said at 6:28 pm on April 14th, 2010:

    Hee hee,

    cracking the same requirement as I read with good ol’ text:
    “Double click or drag an item to add”

    :)


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