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  1. #1
    Shrikant Guest

    GUI Standards


    Hi

    Is there any document or article in MSDN or Microsoft sites about GUI standards?
    Please let me know.

    Thanks in advance
    Shrikant

  2. #2
    Arthur Wood Guest

    Re: GUI Standards


    In gereal, you should strive to maintain, as MUCH AS POSSIBLE, the "look and
    feel" of the traditional MS/Windows applications (such as Word, Excel, Explorer,
    etc). For instance, in a Menu, the File menu item should be at the Extreme
    Left, and the Help should be at the extreme Right. Look at the traditional
    GUI applications that you (and your customer) is familiar with, and use that
    LOOK and FEEL as the basic guidelines.

    Arthur Wood



    "Roy" <iroy55@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >I wouldn't care much about it. Anything you do - you must do with END USER

    IN MIND.
    >This means that your app must very easy to
    >navigate (not for you but for eventual users). If you ever had to use SAP

    or even Lotus
    >Notes then you know how poorly GUI were
    >developed. Software is very powerfull but navigation sucks. It may take

    you a week to
    >figure hot to create a signature in Notes.
    >Also, when assigning a Hot keys try to follow "Windows way" - don't set

    Ctrl+P for let's
    >say Paste procedure. And so on....
    >
    >Roy
    >
    >"Shrikant" <vb.@127.0.0.1> wrote in message news:3d91c4d9@10.1.10.29...
    >>
    >> Hi
    >>
    >> Is there any document or article in MSDN or Microsoft sites about GUI

    standards?
    >> Please let me know.
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance
    >> Shrikant

    >
    >



  3. #3
    Roy Guest

    Re: GUI Standards

    I wouldn't care much about it. Anything you do - you must do with END USER IN MIND. This means that your app must very easy to
    navigate (not for you but for eventual users). If you ever had to use SAP or even Lotus Notes then you know how poorly GUI were
    developed. Software is very powerfull but navigation sucks. It may take you a week to figure hot to create a signature in Notes.
    Also, when assigning a Hot keys try to follow "Windows way" - don't set Ctrl+P for let's say Paste procedure. And so on....

    Roy

    "Shrikant" <vb.@127.0.0.1> wrote in message news:3d91c4d9@10.1.10.29...
    >
    > Hi
    >
    > Is there any document or article in MSDN or Microsoft sites about GUI standards?
    > Please let me know.
    >
    > Thanks in advance
    > Shrikant




  4. #4
    Tom Esh Guest

    Re: GUI Standards

    On 25 Sep 2002 07:14:49 -0700, "Shrikant" <vb.@127.0.0.1> wrote:
    >Is there any document or article in MSDN or Microsoft sites about GUI standards?
    >Please let me know.


    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp

    Start with the "User Interface Design and Development" heading in the
    index tree.


    -Tom
    (please post replies to the newsgroup)

  5. #5
    Daniel Reber Guest

    Re: GUI Standards

    There is a book that comes highly recommended.

    About Face: The Essentials of User Interface Design
    by Alan Cooper


    Daniel Reber
    Datamasters, Inc


    "Shrikant" <vb.@127.0.0.1> wrote in message news:3d91c4d9@10.1.10.29...
    >
    > Hi
    >
    > Is there any document or article in MSDN or Microsoft sites about GUI

    standards?
    > Please let me know.
    >
    > Thanks in advance
    > Shrikant




  6. #6
    Brad Siemens Guest

    Re: GUI Standards

    http://www.joelonsoftware.com/uibook...000000057.html

    "Shrikant" <vb.@127.0.0.1> wrote in message news:3d91c4d9@10.1.10.29...
    >
    > Hi
    >
    > Is there any document or article in MSDN or Microsoft sites about GUI

    standards?
    > Please let me know.
    >
    > Thanks in advance
    > Shrikant




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