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Inter is great. It’s really good to see it continue to be used in a wide variety of places.
Your “incorrect” switches for selection image looks like lots of Apple’s UI, across many of their built-in apps. It’s not incorrect at all.
The guidelines you provided do not prove your case that switches and checkboxes can be used interchangeably.
iOS has switches. macOS has checkboxes. Platforms have conventions.
You're looking at it wrong. There is no "better interface pattern," it's a matter of context and user expectations.
You are recommending people use checkboxes on iOS, but THERE IS NO CHECKBOX UI WIDGET ON iOS.
Just because two different controls have the same function doesn't mean they can be used willy nilly.
I agree. THERE IS NO CHECKBOX UI WIDGET ON iOS.
I still don’t agree with that. Switches and checkboxes are effectively identical from a behaviour standpoint. They turn a thing off or on.
There is no claim that the result will be instant, but realtime feedback is generally preferable for both. There is no claim that the effect is local or global. Both represent state.
You may need to think a bit deeper about why UISwitch was invented for the original iPhone — it provided a larger hit target to make it easier to tap, and it also introduced an interaction that’s enjoyable for multitouch devices.
Here’s what the iOS design guidelines have to say:
A switch is a visual toggle between two mutually exclusive states—on and off.
Here’s what the Material Design guidelines have to say:
Switches toggle the state of a single setting on or off. They are the preferred way to adjust settings on mobile.
To be even more clear, the example on the right below does not follow the iOS guidelines. Guidelines can be broken, but it definitely shouldn’t be presented as the better interface pattern.
For example, a common mistake is to use switches for search filters. The filters only apply to the context of search, not to the entire system. Therefore, the proper selection controls to use are checkboxes, not switches.
There is no native checkbox in iOS. It is UISwitch.
If a screen requires users to press a button to apply an effect, switches are the wrong controls to use.
Not sure I can agree with this article.
You’d have to ask the author(s), but I assume it’s to draw attention to the problem with gerrymandering.
Whoa! That’s so awesome. I was never into the ANSI scene, because I didn’t have a PC, but so much of this video brings back memories.
Correction: XD is actually ready for macOS Catalina now. https://twitter.com/CoreyDotCom/status/1156709472242470917
I think it largely depends on the situation and what’s required. For a complex nav, a totally different version might be smart. For a page with an article and a sidebar? I’m all for just overriding some CSS with a media query. YMMV.
When would using
to center something ever be an acceptable solution?
And I agree, flexbox and grid are very well supported now, and should likely be part of your main layout tools.
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