AW: Software Style Guides

Subject: AW: Software Style Guides
From: Andreas Ternes <invitec-ternes -at- hotmail -dot- de>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 16:23:20 +0100



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Von: Andreas Ternes [mailto:invitec-ternes -at- hotmail -dot- de]
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 29. Februar 2012 16:22
An: 'Lauren N. Hart'
Betreff: AW: Software Style Guides

Hello Lauren

Maybe the "Windows User Experience Interaction Guidelines", short UXGuide,
are what you are looking for. You can find it online under:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa511258.aspx
A pdf version of this guide is also available for download from this page.

HTH and greetings from Germany
Andreas Ternes

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Auftrag von Lauren N. Hart
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 29. Februar 2012 15:07
An: 'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com'
Betreff: Software Style Guides

Good morning fellow Tech Whirlers,

I have been tasked with writing an internal software style guide. I have a
pretty good draft so far with examples, screenshots, links to files where
images and code is stored, but I am having a little bit of difficulty coming
up with an exhaustive table of UI Elements, their definitions, examples,
usages, etc. I am relatively new to software and do not know all of the
official terms used to describe common UI elements (things like modal boxes,
popup windows, drop-down menus, etc).

Are there any resources available to provide general UI design and style
guidelines? I am modeling the UI Element table after the one in the
Microsoft Manual of Style (control name, definition, usage, example), but
that is written for an audience of tech communicators, not software
developers. The audience of this style guide is the internal software
development team. The purpose is so that when they create a new piece of
software from scratch, they can just plug in the company-wide font, colors,
buttons, modals, etc so that all of the applications look cohesive and
follow the same UI style.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Best,
Lauren Hart
www.Twitter.com/_laurenhart_<http://www.Twitter.com/_laurenhart_>
Http://www.writeeditrepeatblog.wordpress.com


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