DevCon 2014: Build Your Design Framework in FileMaker 13! - Doug Gardner

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Doug Gardner (Exoteric Inc.)


Session Code: DES008


A design framework is an integrated set of solutions to the most fundamental and common user interaction and user interface design problems. It's nothing like a template — instead, it's a design environment within which a wide range of databases can be built. The consistency it provides achieves two major goals: 1) It gives the end-user an intuitive interface that is consistent across screens, requiring them to learn and remember as little as possible. 2) It provides the shortest possible development times. The consistency that benefits the end-user also benefits the developer and allows for creating collaborative development environments. FileMaker 13's new custom styles and themes makes this the perfect time to build a powerful design framework that will pay back for years.

What you should know

A basic familiarity with setting up tables, fields, and layouts in FileMaker along with using calculations and scripts is assumed.


Products & Technologies

  • FileMaker Pro
  • FileMaker Go
  • FileMaker WebDirect


What You Will Learn

  • Learn how to create a consistent, professional design framework that unifies the look and use of your solutions
  • Leverage the custom styles and themes in FileMaker 13 to create a design framework that is truly portable
  • Find out how design frameworks dramatically decrease development time while increasing usability
  • Learn how development teams can achieve consistent results within and across projects



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