METHOD AND PROCESS FOR MANAGING LARGER GUI PANELS ON SMALLER PERVASIVE DEVICES
Original Publication Date: 1999-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19
Most Graphical user interfaces (GUI's) designed today are designed for either 640x480 or larger screen size. Moving a GUI to a smaller screen size presents problems of scaling resolution, and loss of precision or intent. This method of grouping screen elements in a GUI results in better ordering and grouping on smaller screen sizes.
The invention uses a grouping metaphor for related data in the GUI definition. In the preferred embodiment the GUI is coded in XML using the data group tag as follows: