41 comments

  • Jason BlockJason Block, over 5 years ago

    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.

    25 points
    • Jeremy Wells, over 5 years ago

      Don't rain on my parade! :(

      17 points
      • Jason BlockJason Block, over 5 years ago

        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.

        6 points
    • Elliott ReganElliott Regan, over 5 years ago

      A good medium would to only show that popup once.

      0 points
      • Jason BlockJason Block, over 5 years ago

        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.

        4 points
        • Elliott ReganElliott Regan, over 5 years ago

          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.

          6 points
    • Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, over 5 years ago

      Im interested, can you expand on why this is bad practice?

      4 points
      • Jason BlockJason Block, over 5 years ago

        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.

        1 point
      • Jason BlockJason Block, over 5 years ago

        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.

        0 points
    • Catalin CimpanuCatalin Cimpanu, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

      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.

      3 points
      • Jason BlockJason Block, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

        That was the exact use-case that I was referring to :)

        0 points
        • Catalin CimpanuCatalin Cimpanu, over 5 years ago

          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

          0 points
    • Khaled Islam BouyaKhaled Islam Bouya, over 5 years ago

      It would be nice if they add "No thanks" or "Don't show this again" I think it would resolve accessibility problems... :)

      6 points
    • Dan HoughDan Hough, over 5 years ago

      They might be better off putting an option in an HTML5 context menu then*!

      • currently only supported by Firefox
      3 points
      • Erik DjupvikErik Djupvik, over 5 years ago

        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.

        1 point
        • Dan HoughDan Hough, over 5 years ago

          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.

          0 points
    • Matt CoadyMatt Coady, over 5 years ago

      Why not have both. There's no reason to kill the context menu in this situation.

      0 points
  • Jeff EscalanteJeff Escalante, over 5 years ago

    I feel like this isn't an uncommon feature, we've had this for a while at http://carrot.is/

    5 points
    • Ed AdamsEd Adams, over 5 years ago

      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?

      1 point
      • Jeff EscalanteJeff Escalante, over 5 years ago

        Actually the first click gets downloads, you might have just hit it before the javascript loaded through : )

        0 points
  • Jeremy Wells, over 5 years ago

    What a smart feature. I love little details like this.

    5 points
    • Hong Yi DongHong Yi Dong, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

      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.

      screenshot

      1 point
      • Crampa ...Crampa ..., over 5 years ago

        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.

        1 point
        • Hong Yi DongHong Yi Dong, over 5 years ago

          Correct.

          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.

          1 point
  • Account deleted over 5 years ago

    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:

    1. Not putting the question at top. Simply state "Get Play's official logos here:" or similar.

    2. 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.

    2 points
  • Daniel CondraDaniel Condra, over 5 years ago

    This just put a giant grin on my face.

    2 points
  • Matt McInerneyMatt McInerney, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    I proposed a standard for served up official logo artwork a while ago: http://relogo.org/

    One of the better uses I found was a script that automated this from the relogo code: http://demo.jarnesjo.net/jquery-logo-downloadtip/

    0 points
  • David DarnesDavid Darnes, over 5 years ago

    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.

    0 points
  • Jordan DorleyJordan Dorley, over 5 years ago

    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.

    0 points
  • Simon GoetzSimon Goetz, over 5 years ago

    FYI...They stole this from mailchimp who did it a very long time ago.

    0 points
  • Some DesignerSome Designer, over 5 years ago

    ok that was cool :)

    0 points
  • Dannie MadsenDannie Madsen, over 5 years ago

    It's a nifty little detail

    0 points
  • Phil RauPhil Rau, over 5 years ago

    YESS

    0 points
  • Carolann Merchant, over 5 years ago

    This made me laugh :)

    0 points