In an earlier post, I showed how to merge a button onto an image in IBM Planning Analytics to create an easy-to-navigate user experience. However, as a developer I may forget which images are just images and which images contain buttons.
To get around this, I sometimes add small reminders to my images to let me know there are two things merged into a single image. In the previous post, I recommended changing the text to a blank value. This result gives you the house image below.
However, if you change the text into something small (such as a period) then you can easily make it fit into part of the image.
To the end user, the house now looks like it has a door. But as a developer, I now know that there are two components … an image and a button.
Hiding “dots” in your image is an easy way for you to remember the components in your PAW pages.
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