Design questions...

Matthias Rebbe matthias_livecode_150811 at
Thu Jun 6 14:04:21 EDT 2019

1. that really depends on the app type and of course on the customers displays.

2. most customers i know have got 17" or higher displays with a ratio of 16:9 or 16:10. The minimum resolution is 1280x1024 or 1280x768.

3. When working with ERP tools or other business software for accounting, shipment or whatever the customers don´t want to scroll. They want to see the complete form.

4. For one of my last projects, a shipping software,  i´ve asked the customer what they would prefer. They told me that they do not want to have a menubar or this ugly ribbon bar.
They wanted it clear with bigger buttons and the possibility to use the function keys for some tasks. The old shipping software made use of it and they wanted to use the same function keys 
for the same tasks in the new software.
Instead of menus i added big coloured buttons. I´ve also added a scale function, so the user can set the scalefactor of the app to 0.75, 1 and 1.5. 

Here´s an screenshot of the entry mask for trans-o-flex labels <>
Okay it will not win a design contest, but it meets the demand of the customer. ;)


> Am 06.06.2019 um 15:47 schrieb Glen Bojsza via use-livecode <use-livecode at <mailto:use-livecode at>>:
> Hello,
> I was looking for input on the following design questions...I haven't done
> anything for years so I am looking for other developers' experiences.
> 1. what would be considered the smallest stack size for a desktop app?
> 2. Does the above fill most of the screens in use today what is the
> noraml or considered the standard screen resolution for a desktop laptop?
> 3. Are apps considered acceptable if the user needs to scroll down to see
> the full app.
> 4. Are menu bars (ie File Open) still necessary or are users familiar
> enough with section buttons?
> 5. If the stack is too large for a user (say they use a lower resoultion
> screen notebook then is there a way to detect this and have scroll bars
> appear?
> I appreciate any insights the list may have.
> regards,
> Glen
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