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Are there books on implementing various aspects of UI frameworks? [on hold]

There are lots of books on how to use UI frameworks, but I'm looking for one that goes over the implementation of certain aspects of them: Many UI Frameworks have a certain degree of common ...
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Is it fine for a class that creates objects to delegate them?

I have a large list of intercommunicating components; so I decided to have one class create all of them and then subsequently delegate them to other classes to facilitate finer tweaking and wiring ...
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What must I take into consideration when designing a UI around a 0..1:1 relationship?

I'm designing the database schema for a new product feature. In my current design I have some related optional data. Rather than have nullable fields I have a separate table with a 0..1:1 relationship ...
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Other than XML, what are some examples of “coding” a GUI design?

I've been trying to think outside of the box as to how desktop GUIs can be designed in code(not a graphical designer!). I've come across basically three ways this is done: XML Raw code (create a ...
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How do you take into account usability and user requirements for your application?

Our team supports BackOffice application: a mix of WinForm and WPF windows. (about 80 including dialogs). Really a kind of a Swiss Army Knife. It is used by developers, tech writers, security ...
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What is a proper way of building Winform apps with multiple “screens”

What's a proper way of building a Winform app that has multiple 'screens'? For example, I'm trying to write a small backup program (mainly for giggles), and I've been dumping controls and containers ...
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Developing web sites that imitate desktop apps. How to fight that paradigm? [closed]

Supposse there's a company where web sites/apps are designed to resemble desktop apps. They struggle to add: Splash screens Drop-down menus Tab-pages Pages that don't grow downward with content, ...
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What options are there for splitting UI layout from code logic using a markup language?

What tools similar to GWT's UIBinder exist in other languages? By this I mean a system where you can define your UI layout in a markup language (preferably html+css) and attach the functionality to ...
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What is the best way to allow a non-coding designer to design intranet web pages?

We have an intranet site which was done in .net with plenty of functionality but management wants it to look more visually attractive and get the graphic designer involved. The graphic designer is ...
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Desktop GUI loading slow

I am developing desktop based GUI (single form) using wxPython and loads it using remote citrix access from client private network. Suppose, the GUI has certain group of select and text boxes which ...
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Do people use any tools to make Rich UI on Web Application? [closed]

As titled, take ASP.NET/Perl/PHP for example. Because I don't have chance to work with UI Designer/or know anyone like that, so I really wonder do they use any tools to do the UI design? I don't ...
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How come the design process is so different for Web Design and GUI Design?

I had the opportunity to develop applications in several niches: server back-end, desktop clients, and recently a small scale website. Once indulged in the website design I am asking myself and you ...
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Are there any GUI or user interface design patterns? [closed]

I was curious about GUI design patterns, so I searched and got some information, including a list of UI patterns for the web. This UI patterns website says that: UI Patterns is a growing ...
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How do I find UI ideas for a reporting system

I am developing an OS reporting system for PHP, it's main emphasis is right now on the server side of things. I am trying to look for examples of good UIs for reporting systems. The problem: there are ...
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C++ GUI Design & Programming

I am familiar with the basics and fundamentals of C++ and now I would like to move on to designing and coding GUI features of it, interactive dialogues, etc... like VB or Delphi Where do I start ...
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Desktop GUI Design/Prototype/Mockup/Wireframe

I'm working on a project at the moment and I'm currently looking for some sources regarding creating GUI mockups. In my case, I'm creating basic diagrams with the intended layout of the design to ...
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When is an application too customizable? [closed]

Say you are developing a desktop application, and you want the user to be able to customize menus, buttons, keymapping, and other commands and components. How much customization should be allowed? I ...
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Good resources for web form design and usability [closed]

Can anyone suggest good resources about web form design and usability for web applications? Especially complex forms with 15+ fields etc.
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Heuristics for absolutely-positioned GUI design - are multiples of 5 a good idea?

Disclaimer: I do not specialize in [desktop] GUI design, but have to do it on occasion. I have seen co-worker's dialogs worse than the once I created, and my major problem with them is that they can ...