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This interesting article demonstrates the Fisheye list mobile design pattern. The fisheye list is used to display more information to the users for the selected items. By using the fisheye view, users can easily focus more content for the items.
In the article, the author has well explained how and when should we use this fisheye view. Here, the author has also demonstrated the comparison between a normal list and a fisheye list with the help of screenshots. The screenshots illustrated in the article, makes it easier to understand the fisheye list design pattern.
In the article, the number of design tips are also available. The author has also explained about how the list box looks before the fisheye view implementation and how the list box looks after the fisheye view implementation with attractive and understandable screenshots.
This article is good for users who want to display more information for the focused or selected items.
This does not work on the 5th edition SDK touch UI.
Scrolling can not be implemented.
It's a good article explaining the baiscs of Fisheye menu.
The article comprehensively explains the need of Fisheye menu, comparing it with normal list view. The details as when to use the Fisheye menu, the design tips and the pictorial comparision of normal list and Fisheye list makes the article unique to understand the Fisheye menu implementation.
The only limitation of the menu could be in new 5th edition touch-based devices, as the list can be scrolled using keys in touch based UIs. Yet the menu could be best used in other non-touch based devices.