Sunday, 19 December 2010

Action Bar Anti-Pattern Gallery

  Anti-pattern

Dictionary.com uses very action-bar like visuals for application navigation. Also, pushing the company logo doesn't do anything. I would recommend a redesign in this case. Use of tab component would be advisable.





Anti-pattern

Otherwise amazing TweetDeck application uses a button bar for frequent actions. Use of an action bar would be recommended here. Placing control buttons at bottom of the screen has a problem on android phones. Almost all phones have the hard buttons (back, menu, home, search) just bellow the screen. This placement could cause unintended button presses.





Anti-pattern

This application uses very action-bar like concept but lacks few of the key features. It should be placed on top of the screen instead. It would also be a very good place to add some branding.