Theme Visualizer

Theme Visualizer

Chiyoko Yoshida of chiyofm created a handy little file to help you visualize the changes to layout objects when you apply different themes. Each layout contains all the objects you could possibly style on your FileMaker layouts, such as buttons, tab and slide panels, portals, text, and more. You could use this as a base for a theme development file (see my previous post about working with themes and styles).

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Alexis Allen Video Interview by FileMakerProGurus.com

Don Clark of FileMakerProGurus has started a video interview series with what he calls “influential people in the FileMaker community,” and I’m very honoured and pleased to be the first interviewee!

He asked me how I became a FileMaker developer, what design tools I like to use, and more. Watch the video to learn more about me and why I love design and FileMaker. You can read Don’s original article and link to the video here. Check out the rest of his site while you’re there.

Thanks Don!

 

 

Video: How to Create a Usable Touch UI by Luke Wroblewski

Luke Wroblewski, author of the excellent book Mobile First, discusses the importance of allowing plenty of space in touch user interfaces in this short video.

Luke says:

Creating a usable touch interface means embracing the constraints of direct manipulation. When our hands are input we need to consider touch target sized controls, spacing, and the inevitable simplification of our interfaces. I walk through these considerations and more in this quick 4 minute video.

Watch the video here.