So I'm working on an experimental web app, and it's UI is verry content heavy. Think more like Microsoft word / excel, less like facebook. Almost everything you can read you can edit. It's designed for desktop, so mobile isn't a forethought.
Right clicking is a fantastic UI solution, and works well for my context. However, how can I hint to the user that they can right click, and where they can right click? Web apps have almost never been designed with right click contextual menus in mind.
Current ideas are -
- Cover it in the onboarding.
- Some sort of alternative cursor style to show that a field has more options. Breaks convention hard, however would be functional.
- Just don't tell the user, and hope they find it. It appears google docs / sheets goes for this strategy.
Any other options I have't considered?