September 15, 2017
This week’s adventure is another visit to the kingdom of the Most Recognizable User Interfaces. Trello provides one of the best interfaces for task management. A single glance reveals all the latest tasks, who’s working on them and what tasks are planned. Let’s look at how the same interface can be created with Webix UI library.
The kingdom is populated by UI architects and builders, so during this trip, you’ll watch the construction of a small but amazing castle. The main unit for the castle will be Webix Kanban. You can see the live demo and get the blueprints from GitHub. And now the adventure begins.
September 6, 2017
As a rule, companies work with a lot of data and already use Excel files in their workflows. Among other things, business process automation requires shared access to files. For sharing, Excel files can be published as web pages or uploaded to web services like Google Docs. And still, there is a problem because such services do not allow you to embed spreadsheets into web applications and web sites. I’ll show you how Webix UI library can help you with this task.
September 1, 2017
Software can make your routine simpler and with better results. For instance, making clear and good-looking reports would turn into a real battle without a helpful tool. One of these tools is Excel, a well-known mega-beast of valiant deeds and immortal glory. Yet, if business-warriors have to make some custom report, it’s developer-warriors who get their share of the job. This might be a problem. Every time you have to involve extra people in routine procedures, it’s costly and time-consuming (to say nothing of the fact that developer-warriors have a lot of other battles to fight).
It would be good to design a report engine — another mega-beast that is as powerful and helpful. The complex widget SpreadSheet, one of the components of the Webix UI library, is a relevant core element for a decent mega-beast to win the deathmatch and save your end-users from extra expenses. Join me, developer-warriors, and I’ll show you how to enhance SpreadSheet and make it serve business-warriors well in their battles. Together we’ll create a spreadsheet-based report engine that will allow your end-users to make a custom report themselves by choosing templates from a list and editing them to their liking.
August 25, 2017
An app logic well done is only half a job accomplished. The other half is designing such a UI that would enhance the functionality of the app and make it rational and easy to navigate. Besides, it’s important to create a nice-looking interface to make apps recognizable and visually appealing.
Gmail has one of the most recognizable interfaces on the web. It’s neat and clean and can be used to rationally organize the massive app contents. In fact, Gmail UI can be used not only for email management but for other tasks as well. If you would like to know how to recreate such an interface and don’t know where to begin (or in case you are just curious), follow me. I’ll show you how to implement Gmail’s approach to designing interfaces with the Webix UI library.
July 21, 2017
When the content of your web app gets bigger and bigger, it’s a good idea to split it into multiple screens. This, in its turn, demands convenient navigation, so that users could quickly find what they need. User experience isn’t supposed to turn into the quest for the Holy Grail.
Numerous navigation patterns have been designed to achieve this honorable goal. So if you are looking for ways to make your apps more handy and good-looking, join me on my ship, and together we’ll find our way in the sea of In-App Navigation and visit four remarkable islands of the Webix Archipelago: Sidebar, Tabbar, Top Menu, and Winmenu.