Card windows have changed the way I develop. One of our other developers went over the awesomeness of card windows in this blog post, so I won’t rehash that content.
I was, however, incredibly disappointed when I learned that card windows do not function in WebDirect. Websites are one of the places you see that UI pattern the most! And now I have to script completely different on the desktop than I do in WebDirect! Darn it!
Except… I don’t have to rescript anything! Any step that I can use to open a card window works just fine in WebDirect. The difference is, if I open a card window in WebDirect, it will just take up the whole screen. Other than that, the user experience is almost identical. Closing the window will leave the user looking at the window they were on before the card window opened.