After writing yesterday about the FlyingCommandBar (which was really a StackPanel with buttons) I got contacted by Rudy Huyn with the comment that the thing I tried to achieve actually is possible with the regular CommandBar, making both maintaining and adapting the control into your own app a lot easier. It required a little trickery … Read More
UPDATE 2019-09-16: After some advice I’ve updated the samples of the FlyingCommandBar repository to use the CommandBar instead of custom buttons. You can read more about it here. Every now and then you need something, but it’s base design just doesn’t fit to your designing needs. I had this problem when reworking the UI of … Read More
Sometimes things work. Sometimes things simply don’t. Either through technical shortcomings or problems, or sometimes just due to missing motivation. Time is not infinite and that’s why it is important to know when to keep on fighting for something and when to let go of it and to take all of what has been learned … Read More
In this unscripted video I’m going through the progress of designing a new feature for an app. In the example I use UWP with Windows 10 as the starting point, but you can use the way of thinking on any other operating systems as well. Please let me know what you think – if you … Read More
Designing a user interface is easy. Designing a good and easy-to-use user interface is not. Or is it? Well, it requires you to put in quite a bit of thought and time. For me personally this is where most of the fun resides. So, grab yourself a piece of paper, a pencil, and put on some relaxing music without lyrics.
When running your UWP app with the brand spanking new Light mode (or a high-contrast mode) you’ve probably noticed that your app logo will be shown inside a coloured plate. But how are all these first party-apps able to show a nice black version of their logo? Luckily, this is easier to accomplish than you … Read More
Rebranding Revent wasn’t a job that was done in a simple afternoon. The app needed to stand out more among the crowd (for the good reasons) as the original incarnations didn’t get the proper focus on branding and looks as I felt comfortable with. In this set of two short articles, I’m going to take you on the small journey that was the rebranding of Revent. The first one will be about the UI changes made and the second one is about remaking the logo.
In this article, we’ll take a look at what has changed to the UI and why.