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Do You Make These 7 FileMaker Design Mistakes?

We've probably all done these at one time or other. The consequences of these mistakes can range anywhere from annoying to profound. Here they are, in no particular order. 1. Thinking that you don’t really need to know about visual…

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Implement A Progress Tracker With FileMaker 13 And Hide Object When
Implement a Progress Tracker with FileMaker 13 and Hide Object When

I’m pleased to present a guest post from John Renfrew, a developer from attitude, FBA members in Birmingham, England. In it, he talks about one approach to implementing a progress tracker in FileMaker 13 that shows the user where they…

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Visual Design Basics For FileMaker: Shape
Visual Design Basics For FileMaker: Shape

The third in a series on the basics of visual design for FileMaker. As visual creatures, humans are very sensitive to detecting the shapes of things we see. Interpreting shapes is one of the basic ways we navigate the world…

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Designing Layouts Using Themes & Styles
Designing Layouts Using Themes & Styles

If you haven’t started using themes and styles yet in your FileMaker development, you should! This article consolidates information from Andrew Paulsen, Adam Ward, and Bob Shockey, presented in sessions at the 2014 FileMaker Developer’s Conference in San Antonio, Texas.…

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Enter to Win our DevCon Giveaway!

In honour of the FileMaker Developer Conference 2014 taking place in San Antonio, Texas, I'm running a giveaway for a copy of The Elements of Graphic Design by Alex W. White. (I reviewed this book recently.) Just follow Designing FileMaker…

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