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...
Getting Started with Design 2: Type

Getting Started with Design 2: Type

In part 2a of my series, “Getting Started with Design,” I outlined in detail the differences between the various fonts available to FileMaker developers. In this article, I will describe how to use type effectively, using information hierarchy and...
Getting Started with Design 2: Type

Getting Started with Design 2: Type

Many developer types are confused about the entire topic of typography. What’s the big deal? If you can read it, it’s working, right? Not necessarily. In part 2 of the “Getting Started with Design” series, we will explore what makes type so...
New Skin: A Case Study

New Skin: A Case Study

What happens when your client does not like the look and feel you have created in your FileMaker database? You have little choice but to give them something better suited to their sensibilities. When faced with just such a problem, here’s how we solved it. The...
A Way to Obtain a Natural Color Palette

A Way to Obtain a Natural Color Palette

If you are looking for a more “natural” color palette to use in your database solution, take a look here: http://moviesincolor.com/. Everything is drawn from actual movie stills. Very...