FileMaker 13 Tech & Design Workshop April 28th

Yann Liqueur-Salzédo of Infografix and Fabrice Nordmann of 1-more-thing will be running a full-day workshop at the Apple Canada offices on April 28th.

I attended Yann’s design workshop last year, and it was full of very useful design philosophy, cool examples of his own work, and interface techniques. This time, Fabrice Nordmann will be joining as co-presenter. It promises to be a very interesting and informative session! Not to be missed if you’re interested in learning the inside info on FileMaker 13.

Click here to view details and sign up. Early bird pricing until April 15, 2014.

Create A Progress Tracker Using Free Graphics Tools

Create a Progress Tracker Using Free Graphics Tools

This post is about the progress tracker design pattern. A progress tracker is a user interface pattern that breaks down a multi-step process into parts in order to simplify it for the user. Buttons are easy to create in FileMaker, but what if you want a custom shape and don’t have Photoshop? Here are step-by-step instructions for how to build one for FileMaker Pro, including hover effects, using the online graphics tool Canva in combination with Preview on the Mac.

Progress Tracker

A progress tracker is a design pattern that helps users navigate through a complex, multi-step process. You’ve probably seen it used in web booking or checkout procedures. A progress tracker tells the user a number of useful things: how long the whole process is, what steps are required to complete it, where they currently are, and what is still left to fill in.

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