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FileMaker UI Tricks: Dual-Purpose Layout

FileMaker UI Tricks: Dual-Purpose Layout | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it

FileMaker 13 & 14 have some features that can be leveraged to allow one layout to toggle between Form View & Table View and look differently! We will be using the Starter Solution, “Contacts”. Feel free to download the demo file (Contacts14.fmp12.zip) or you may start with a fresh copy of the database file or another Starter Solution and follow the steps below.

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Top Free CSS3 Code Generators

Top Free CSS3 Code Generators | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
Free webapps for auto-generating CSS3 properties like gradients, transitions, flexboxes, and more.
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20 Awesome Must Try CSS Tips for Beginners

20 Awesome Must Try CSS Tips for Beginners | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it

To give you budding web designers and developers a head start, we’ve compiled 20 of the most essential CSS tips and best practices that you can try to achieve a fabulous front-end.

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Decision Made: Going With Xojo

Decision Made: Going With Xojo

If you’ve been following my blog for the past few months, then you know that I’ve been in search of a development environment that will complement FileMaker. I’m by no means giving up on FileMaker. Instead, I’m looking for a way to develop truly native apps, and mobile apps in particular.

Last week, I finally decided on Xojo. In this post, I’ll explain why I made that decision. But before I do, I want to review the development environments that I looked at.

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FileMaker 14 – Button Bars

FileMaker 14 – Button Bars | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it

The new Button Bar layout object provides developers with an improved method to manage a cluster of buttons that have functional and/or cosmetic similarities.

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First Principles of Interaction Design (Revised & Expanded)

First Principles of Interaction Design (Revised & Expanded) | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
The following principles are fundamental to the design and implementation of effective interfaces, whether for traditional GUI environments, the web, mobile devices, wearables, or Internet-connecte...
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A useful review of Interactive Design

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Alphabetic Search Buttons using Button Bars in FileMaker 14

Alphabetic Search Buttons using Button Bars in FileMaker 14 | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
“ FileMaker Pro 14's new button bar brings a new twist to an old technique for creating alphabetic searches of your data. Instead of creating 26 individual buttons it is possible to create a single b...”
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Free SVG Gallery tool | DataManix - Filemaker development

“ Now you get an even smarter way of managing your SVG icons, and a very smart and easy way to get a collection of icons, directly into the icons palette within your FileMaker solution. The SVG Gallery tool works by importing your icons, taking the content of SVG files directly into a text field. From there, you can process all found icons to add the needed class in order to allow FileMaker 14 to control the color of the icon. Now, in order to get a collection of icons into the icon palette in your solution, there is now a very smart way to do so, using the SVG Gallery tool.”
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Create A Map Using FileMaker I - ZeroBlue

Create A Map Using FileMaker I - ZeroBlue | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
This article explains how to create a map using FileMaker.

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Click, Display, Capture - Google Map Longitude & Latitude into FileMaker Pro

Click, Display, Capture - Google Map Longitude & Latitude into FileMaker Pro | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
Using a Javascript overlay on Google Maps and FileMaker's URL scheme to channel those coordinates into FileMaker records. Click on a map, add longitude and latitude to FileMaker Pro.

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Invoice Design: 50 Examples To Inspire You

Invoice Design: 50 Examples To Inspire You | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
Invoices don't need to be boring. Here are 50 examples of awesome invoice designs.
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FileMaker: Export to Excel with custom column names | Clickworks

FileMaker: Export to Excel with custom column names | Clickworks | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
How often did your customer or your boss come to you with this question: “I want an Excel export from FileMaker, but I want readable column names and not the mess you usually put in there!”.

 

As long as the export is not of too much of importance, you turn your head away and hope for time doing its work and make the request magically fade away.

But if the export is an important feature of the FileMaker solution, this will come back, and then you need to come up with something clever.


Yes, we have a problem!


The point here is that FileMaker uses its field names as column names in Excel exports.

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Native Barcode Generator for FileMaker Pro | Go

Native Barcode Generator for FileMaker Pro | Go | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
Native Barcode Generator for FileMaker Pro | Go

Easily generate barcodes in FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go.
Cross-platform compatibility with Windows, Mac and iOS.
Adds integrated barcode generation to FileMaker databases without any dependencies.
No special fonts, linked fields, relationships or scripts are needed.
Creates multiple barcode types from embedded custom functions.

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PhilModJunk FileMaker Bug Database | FileMaker 14 Training Videos | FileMaker Videos for Learning and Solving Problems

PhilModJunk FileMaker Bug Database | FileMaker 14 Training Videos | FileMaker Videos for Learning and Solving Problems | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
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FileMaker Custom Button Icons

FileMaker Custom Button Icons | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
FileMaker comes pre-loaded with 140 very useful glyphs; additionally you can expand your collection with any number of custom glyphs and images.

The default button icons in FileMaker are in SVG format. An SVG is an XML-based image that renders based on a series of mathematical formulas, and thus can be scaled without pixilation and recolored with ease. They can even be modified in a text-editor. This is different from any raster-based image, such as PNGs.

Let’s take a look at how to add custom icons to a solution, and then dive into configuring custom SVGs for FileMaker.

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BaseElements Plugin Updated to 3.1 adds SMTP and more | Goya Pty Ltd

BaseElements Plugin Updated to 3.1 adds SMTP and more | Goya Pty Ltd | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
BaseElements Plugin Updated to 3.1 adds SMTP and moreSubmitted by Nicholas Orr on 21 July 2015 - 5:32pm

And one more release note, we've updated the free BaseElements Plugin to 3.1.0. This is a huge release, lots of cool new features.

This version removes support for Windows XP, so be aware of that if you're running older OS versions.

But in return you get SMTP along with JPEG compression for reducing container picture sizes. There's a ConvertContainer for turning a file to a picture and vice versa, so no more exporting and re-importing. There's the ability to evaluate JavaScript inside the plugin, which opens a whole world of possibilities. And BE_ImportFile for importing files into containers - you can do this in the client, but now you can also do it on the server via the plugin.

The documentation will be updated in the next few days, I'll post another note here when it's done.

 
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CampSoftware

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Field Labels can be Excited

Just like a microwave excites water molecules, you can excite your field labels.
Normally we all place field labels to the left of our fields but that takes up a ton of space. That works and will continue to work, but when I was visiting ClaraLabs.com last night I saw a very nice animated way to handle a field label.


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Apple's products are getting harder to use because they ignore principles of design. - jnd.org

Apple's products are getting harder to use because they ignore principles of design. - jnd.org | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
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Lots of good reading on usability and Interface design. 

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CC Timer for FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go and WebDirect

CC Timer for FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go and WebDirect | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it

CC Timer New for FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go and WebDirect, CCTimer! It has long been relatively easy to create a simple timer in FileMaker Pro, however if you wanted to see your timer counting up or down, and have that timer persist through the file closing, opening, layout mode, and system restarts.


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iOS Library For Adding Drag-And-Drop With Auto-Scrolling And UIPasteBoard Support

iOS Library For Adding Drag-And-Drop With Auto-Scrolling And UIPasteBoard Support | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
“Some time ago I mentioned a UICollectionView extension that allowed you to add drag-and-drop reordering to UICollectionView based grids. Here's an open source library that makes it easy to add drag...”
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Alphabetic Search Buttons using Button Bars in FileMaker 14

Alphabetic Search Buttons using Button Bars in FileMaker 14 | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it
“ FileMaker Pro 14's new button bar brings a new twist to an old technique for creating alphabetic searches of your data. Instead of creating 26 individual buttons it is possible to create a single b...”
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Contextual Mode Shifting Technique.

Contextual Mode Shifting Technique. | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it

By remaining on the layout and using a slide control with multiple panels that are named objects without animation, we are able to keep the user in context, focused, and no surprises with new windows resizing windows in Windows. Slide Controls are typically used to conserver space by collapsing data, we are using them as a design decision to change modes in place. In each panel we are keeping the fields in a consistent order, with slight variations based on mode, when needed.


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FileMaker and Image Maps in a Web Viewer

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Software, although continuously improving sometimes loses capabilities that were in older packages or versions. For a long time, I have wished there was a better way to tie an image map to data in ...

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The Only Color Scheme Generators You'll Need

The Only Color Scheme Generators You'll Need | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it

Color is important in any design project. These color scheme generators will help you get it right quickly and easily.

There’s a lot of color scheme generators for designers to use. Some are fantastic while others, not so much.

We chose these particular color scheme generators for their ease of use and their unique features. No matter what you’re working on, we’re betting any one of these color pickers will have you covered.

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FileMaker Timeline

FileMaker Timeline | All things Filemaker  Go | Scoop.it

From Why Upgrade to FileMaker Pro 13?

By Douglas Alder @douglasalder

 

Time marches on with software. Keeping up with the latest version of any software can be a delicate balance between hardware, operating system and the actual software.

Upgrade too soon and your use...

 

http://hbase.net/2014/08/11/why-upgrade-to-filemaker-pro-13/ (Updated)


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