Noooooooo! This is an accessibility nightmare. Github used to do this (and thankfully stopped).
There are a very select number of cases where the context-menu behavior should be hijacked, and especially not in the case of a logo that points to the homepage.
Don't rain on my parade! :(
I SHALL RAIN ON EVERYONE'S PARADE! :)
I just get a bit flustered at how often we forsake usability/accessibility in lieu of something that might delight a small proportion of users. One of the biggest revelations I've had in my (brief) time working in the front-end is that the Internet is a much, much bigger place than you think, and that for every "thing" you think someone's not going to do on your page, 200 people are going to do it.
A good medium would to only show that popup once.
That might be even worse! Interactions should be consistent. If anything, it could indicate to you the proper place to download these resources but separately from showing the context menu.
Here's how I would alter it: Leave the right-click behavior alone, but add a tooltip that appears only when you right-click that says something along the lines of "looking for assets?", which then directs the user to a page or popup modal.
Im interested, can you expand on why this is bad practice?
Your logo is a landmark--on 99% of websites, clicking on it returns you to the homepage, and therefore right-clicking it gives you the ability to copy the image, copy the image URL, open it in a new tab, or in a new window (depending on the browser and how it is configured). Even still, it doesn't make assumptions about what you are attempting to do with your right-click action.
Also, if they have a problem with people using a low-resolution resource for their logo, they have a different problem to solve with regards to messaging, and disrupting navigation is not the way to solve it.
I'm interested in an expanded explanation on your remark, because the only time in the recent 15-20 years I right-clicked a website's logo was to open it in a new page.
And I'm not being sarcastic or anything. I'm actually interested this time.
That was the exact use-case that I was referring to :)
I may have forgotten to add something there...
the only time in the recent 15-20 years I right-clicked a website's logo was to open it in a new page to download/save the logo
It would be nice if they add "No thanks" or "Don't show this again" I think it would resolve accessibility problems... :)
I think so as well
They might be better off putting an option in an HTML5 context menu then*!
- currently only supported by Firefox
I wouldn't really consider that "better off", unless they get 100% of their traffic from FF. I think an option to not show it again is better.
Nah, you're right - but I imagine it'll be supported more widely in time. In the ideal world perhaps they'd be better off with a context menu.
Why not have both. There's no reason to kill the context menu in this situation.
I feel like this isn't an uncommon feature, we've had this for a while at http://carrot.is/
Having the first click trigger the proper context menu and subsequent ones show the downloads is an interesting way to implement it. Do you have any numbers to share with regard to how effective it is?
What a smart feature. I love little details like this.
Funny you said that. I had to find their logo for our site a few weeks back and I ended up asking on their Google group to get an answer because it's hardly discoverable.
That was before the redesign of their site. I thought it would have been changed by now.
Your comment pretty much sums it up.
A 'smart' / 'interesting' feature does not necessarily mean its intuitive. Right clicking to download a site's logo isn't intuitive at all.
When we look for logo from a company, we tend to go for the vector or high resolution version of the file for maximum flexibility, so it's unlikely that our intuition will call us to right click on the top-right logo for downloading the (most likely) web optimized version.
The only thing I don't like about it is the details in its implementation. It asks me "is this what you're looking for?" but offers me no options if it isn't. In this case, it's not helpful at all and a touch annoying.
I would consider:
Not putting the question at top. Simply state "Get Play's official logos here:" or similar.
Adding in the "open in a new tab" option - possibly even "add to bookmarks" as well.
I like the idea of a custom treatment here a lot, but maybe consider making it a more elegant, refined menu with 3 options. Have all the logos as one download option; have the ability to open a new tab; and save to bookmarks... the top-3 uses of the right-click menu.
This just put a giant grin on my face.
40 comments on this? Jesus
- Clever? Yep
- Accessibility nightmare? Bit strong
- Copied? Wouldn't be the first time, still doesn't mean it's not clever
Don't think this warranted such a pedantic conversation.
Love this! Getting a logo should be exactly this easy.
I agree with the others saying there should be an option to open in new window though. Solves the only problem everyone else seems to have with this.
FYI...They stole this from mailchimp who did it a very long time ago.
Let's make them give it back! =]
Oh no! A stolen idea? In webdesign?
ok that was cool :)
It's a nifty little detail
This made me laugh :)
That made me smile :)