Tuesday, September 18th, 2007
Aza Raskin, whose company created the Enso “Quicksilver-ish” PC launcher and the perpetual scrolling blog, wrote “Never Use a Warning When You Mean Undo” for A List Apart a few months ago, echoing the advice given by his father Jef Raskin in The Human Interface.
I don’t think anyone refutes the wisdom of this suggestion, but many folks responded to Aza’s article with the complaint that the implementation of undo is too hard to be generally feasible. Aza has now come back with his thoughts on a simple client-side implementation of undo for Ajax (part 1).
I admit I personally cut corners all the time in this matter, violating my own beliefs and issuing warnings. :-) Has anyone in the community had experience implementing a robust undo?
Posted by Ben Galbraith at 6:00 am