Re: GUI Standards for Web-Based Applications

Subject: Re: GUI Standards for Web-Based Applications
From: Kathleen MacDowell <kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: pgarak -at- verizon -dot- net
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 20:50:54 -0500

That's a super link for basic stuff!

Thanks very much, PGarak.

Regards,

Kathleen

On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 5:16 PM, <pgarak -at- verizon -dot- net> wrote:

> I found that the Windows User Experience Interaction Guidelines invaluable.
> It gives guidelines for designing and documenting GUIs.
>
> You can use online or download a PDF version at
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa511258.aspx.
>
>
> +++++++++++
>
> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 15:37:15 -0400
> From: Debra Graham
> Subject: GUI Standards for Web-Based Applications
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
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>
> Hi,
>
> I need to create a quick and basic GUI standards document for web-based
> applications. It will contain information such as navigation, page layout,
> button placement, label placement, field and font sizes, alignments, etc.
>
> Does anyone know of an existing document or template that we could adapt
> for
> our use? I?d rather not write one from scratch?instead, I?d like to start
> with an existing set of standards and then customize them. I would even be
> happy with a template that more or less outlines the standards need to be
> developed.
>
> I know that Apple and Microsoft publish their UX Guidelines online but I?m
> looking for something that is more basic and that doesn?t contain
> rationales
> for the standards. I also don?t want all the user interaction/user
> experience standards and guidelines?more interested in basic GUI standards.
> We want to start with some basic standards, build on those, and gradually
> introduce more UX standards.
>
> Reasons I?m looking for a less than comprehensive set of standards: (1)
> our
> web-based applications are pretty simple?mostly online CRUD (Create,
> Replace, Update, and Delete) forms; (2) we just need something to get
> started for building a prototype; and (3) we want something concise that
> developers are more likely to use.
>
> The plan is to create a library of design templates that the developers can
> use. According to Kathy Strug in ?On the Meta-Usability of User Interface
> Standards? (http://www.humanfactors.com/downloads/aug04.asp), one of the
> most important things you can do to get developers to adhere to standards
> is
> to ?Provide online tools (eg.: templates, graphic libraries, selection
> matrixes, etc.) that make applying the standard a path of least
> resistance.? So, rather than putting a lot of work into developing
> written
> standards initially, we want to start with some, build prototypes, refine
> the guidelines, develop templates, and then also document the standards.
>
> I?ve been searching online but thought I would also reach out to this
> community to see if someone had one to share or could point me to some that
> are specifically geared to Java web-based applications.
>
> I did check the archives of this listserv and found the following
> suggestions from 2006 but am hoping for something more concise in a
> document
> format:
>
> http://java.sun.com/products/jlf/ed2/book/index.html
>
> http://developer.apple.com/documentation/UserExperience/index.html
>
>
> http://developer.apple.com/documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/OSXHIGuidelines/
> )
>
> http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gup/hig/
>
> http://www.eclipse.org/articles/Article-UI-Guidelines/Contents.html
>
> http://www.palmos.com/dev/support/docs/ui/UIGuidelinesTOC.html
>
> http://developer.kde.org/documentation/standards/kde/style/basics/
>
> I also have the Microsoft and Sun style guides that came out years ago.
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Debra Graham
>
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