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Fluid Links for Informed and Incremental Hypertext Browsing

Video demonstration from the 1999 CHI conference. This paper and video present a novel user interface technique for hypertext, called fluid links, that has several advantages over current methods. Fluid links provide additional information at a link source, termed a gloss, to support readers in choosing among links and understanding the structure of a hypertext. Fluid links present glosses in a convenient location that does not obscure the content or layout of source material. The technique uses perceptually- based animation to provide a natural and lightweight feeling to readers. Fluid links provide a novel hypertext navigation paradigm that blurs the boundary between source and destination: computed glosses supply a "bring from" approach to hypertext, while multi-way links and nested glosses allow readers to skip through intermediate nodes while still attending to their original source context. Author(s): Polle T. Zellweger, Bay-Wei Chang & Jock D. Mackinlay                                              

Video Information
Year: 1996
Genre: Educational
Keywords: CHI; fluid UI; fluid links; hypertext navigation; user interface; animation
Duration: 00:06:43
Color: Yes
Sound: Yes
Amount of Motion: Low
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Contributing Organization: Assocation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Transcript Available: No

Digitization Information
Digitization Date: 2003
Digitizing Organization: Open Video Project

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