[sword-devel] Chapter-centric browsing (was: iPhone frontend alpha screenshots)

Ben Morgan benpmorgan at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 16:16:58 MST 2008

On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 9:55 AM, DM Smith <dmsmith555 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I don't like all the interfaces that assume that I want an entire
> chapter at a time. Most times, I want specific verses. By default,
> BibleDesktop hides the Passage Sidebar. It give the ability to click
> on a passage and grow it by a context of 1 or 5 verses. This pre-
> existed my involvement, but I find it very handy. I get just what I
> ask for and can expand to get more of the context if desired.
Personally, I like to see verses in context. If I have a cross-reference, I
can see it by itself just by hovering over it (at least in BPBible). But if
I click on it, it is because I want to see it in context.

> I agree with some of the earlier posts that we need to formalize the
> notion of sections and allow people to show a section at a time. This
> can be done by analyzing the positions of the headers and assume that
> they mark the start of sections.
While I don't see a problem with formalizing the notion of sections (and it
would be interesting metadata) I would not use this as a single block of
text to display. Possibly something laid out like in, for example, Google
Reader - having sections in pages, and allowing scrolling up and down to
other pages - would be good.

God Bless,
Multitudes, multitudes,
   in the valley of decision!
For the day of the LORD is near
   in the valley of decision.

Giôên 3:14 (ESV)
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