Are there any good reasons to emulate the image attached or stay away from this type of layout design.
Nothing inherently wrong with that kind of layout.
Ideally you want not want to preload a lot of data that the user does not want to see at that exact moment. So the invoice image to the right may not be something you automatically load and wait until the user selects and invoice.
The # of items in the portal is something to consider too. The more the less performant in general terms so you have to ask whether it is important that they are always shown or could this be an on-demand thing...
Would you say this is shown after the creation of an invoice? but not before or while selection products?
From a graphic design perspective I think it's quite good. Nice color and composition. Pleasing fonts. Even a hint of green in the grey bg color. Nice!
If this was the screen I had to see every day at work, I would not be unhappy at all.
I think it looks really nice. I understand what Wim is saying by only loading the data the user needs at the time. However, I like the aesthetics of the "Paper" invoice on the right side of the layout. If its not a performance problem and it users like it, I'd keep it.
That looks really good! If I had to give some input to the general layout I would say that it would be nice to see the payment details to make it easier to manage part-payments and see payment history, and also have somewhere to put in notes for debt-collection history. E.g. a call log.
Ofcourse you may have that managed elsewhere but I see the big "Paid" status in the bottom left without the details.
Thank you all for your reply's.
I wish I could say I designed it but this is one of the media images that FMI provides. I am not a good designer but use the screenshots I find on the web as inspiration for the various projects I get involved in. I am still trying to learn to limit what information I give to users and to adhere to the KISS principle.
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