[OT] Interesting Article on Form Design

Peter Haworth pete at mollysrevenge.com
Tue Nov 23 12:47:57 EST 2010


I wrote something like this years ago in a galaxy far away on Hewlett  
Packard 3000 computers!  My experience was that it could provide  
simple add/change/delete/display capabilities for a single table with  
forms that could look really bad if there were a lot of columns in the  
table so good luck with your project!

I've developed a methodology for getting database applications up and  
running pretty quickly using Livecode, based on various naming  
conventions, custom properties, and a library of controls/behaviors.   
That lets me concentrate on good form design because I know the amount  
of code I have to write for 90% of application logic is practically  
zero.

Pete Haworth

On Nov 22, 2010, at 4:32 PM, Bob Sneidar wrote:

> Thanks Scott. I have been mulling around in my head about some kind  
> of form generator, that when given a set of database columns, will  
> auto layout input fields for them in order selected based upon the  
> column size and what have you. I call it a field dropper, and I have  
> a working model which gathers the columns of a connected SQL  
> database table, and then presents the user with list fields of  
> columns which have not been dropped on the form yet. but I would  
> like to place the input fields in some kind of grid, instead of  
> dropping them center card and having the user drag them to where he  
> wants them.
>
> Is there anything written up on some acceptable standards about  
> distance between input fields, and distance to top and bottom of form?
>
> Bob
>
>
> On Nov 22, 2010, at 1:26 PM, Scott Rossi wrote:
>
>> Folks building data entry forms in LC may find this article of  
>> interest (not
>> because it has to do with Apple, but rather because it analyzes newer
>> methods of dealing with design/data collection in forms):
>>
>> The Apple Store's Checkout Form Redesign
>> <http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?968>
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Scott Rossi
>> Creative Director
>> Tactile Media, UX Design
>>
>>
>>
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