Reader David Schellenberg (thanks David!) sent The Pixel Perfect Precision Handbook my way a while ago. It’s a great primer on the major design concepts with a focus on mobile app and web development from design studio ustwo.
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).
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.
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.
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.