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Layout Design Tactics

Question asked by sam.gedert on Jan 30, 2019
Latest reply on Feb 2, 2019 by sam.gedert

Good afternoon FileMakers,


I'm working on a solution that has a form view with a lot of fields on it as well as tabs within this layout with even more fields.  I'm working to maximize real estate while limiting (hopefully eliminated) the need to scroll up and down or right or left. 


I have a wide variety of resolutions as well as zoom settings at the OS level.


1920 x 1080 @ 150%

1920 x 1080 @ 125%

1368 x 912

1280 x 720


My original plan was to develop for the smallest resolution and have everything slide and expand for the larger one.  This is an OK solution, and while the fields themselves are larger, the font size is smaller than I would like for the larger resolutions.


I realize this is a very large topic, and I don't expect any easy answers. (Though if there is an easy answer, I'm all ears.


I'm more looking for resources (both free and paid) that address this topic in depth.  This has been an issue for me for years and thought I'd get some feedback from the pros.  Let me know what thoughts you have.


And always, thanks for being such an amazingly, wonderful, supportive community.