A Clever Article on the Squint Test

A Clever Article on the Squint Test

This is one of those articles that not only introduces a good beginning design technique, but subtly introduces the concepts of data hierarchy and keeping close to the original problem being solved – all wrapped up in a very accessible stream of consciousness. Nice!...
Dynamic Gradient Layouts

Dynamic Gradient Layouts

Hopefully, you have had time to check out some of the fantastic new features in FileMaker 16. One of the more useful features, from a development standpoint, is the Layout Objects palette. This shows you a hierarchy of objects placed on your layout, including fields,...
14 Points for Glyphindor!

14 Points for Glyphindor!

FileMaker Pro 14 offers us an exciting new database design feature: the ability to use SVG glyphs. As described below, this is a great advancement, equal in weight to the new Script Workspace and mobile browser support, IMO. But with a measly 147 default glyphs in the...
Typeface Challenges in Database Design

Typeface Challenges in Database Design

A new article by Jason Pamental in the TNW blog addresses some of the concerns designers face in attempting to design good, readable interfaces. One thing I like about this article is that he pays attention to something very close to my heart: typographic hierarchy....