Ribbon Bar App Prototype Library, Template and Sample Released

February 11th, 2011

Now you can get a massive head start when designing applications based on the ribbon bar user interface paradigm that originated with Microsoft Office 2007. Using the Ribbon Bar elements already in GUI Design Studio, our new design library, application template and prototype sample make it easier for you to get started quickly. 1. Ribbon […]

iPhone Contacts Application Prototype Example

August 13th, 2010

Now that we’ve posted an updated iPhone Library of GUI design widgets (v1.1), it was time to add a new example to the Gallery that makes use of it. The iPhone Contacts application prototype example is based on the built-in Contacts application on the Apple iPhone. It was built entirely from elements within the library, […]

Collaborative GUI Design Patterns Site Launched

March 26th, 2010

Right from the start, GUI Design Studio was built with the ability to link in libraries of common design components so that you can reuse them within different projects. This has been extended in version 4.0 with custom elements within libraries and the new templates feature. This is also a really useful way of sharing […]

Styling Calendar Controls
– Are 33 colour options enough or too many?

February 4th, 2010

Version 3.6 of GUI Design Studio included a new element for creating Calendar controls. When we started designing this feature, we looked around for examples of different calendars in desktop and web applications. We found a wide range of different designs; some with one month, some with 3 or 4, some highlighting “today”, others highlighting […]

Short Demo on How to Create Scrolling Regions in GUI Design Studio

May 12th, 2009

Following on from the GUI Design Studio v3.3 release, here’s a short video (05:52) that demonstrates how the scrolling region shown in the previous post was constructed: For best viewing quality, click on the HD and Full Screen icons once play has started! Here’s a quick summary of how to produce a scrolling region: Create […]

Web Application Design Walkthrough Video

January 29th, 2008

The walkthrough video for the Internet Banking Web Application design is now available to view in the Gallery. This gives you a brief (2-minute) tour of the design and points out a few of the key features. You can download the entire project (only 86 KB) to see how the whole design was put together. […]

Web Application GUI Design Example In The Gallery

December 6th, 2007

Most of our design examples so far have focussed on Desktop applications but GUI Design Studio is also highly suited to Web Application design. From the many requests for a Web Application sample, and the dozens of different kinds of application requested, we’ve put together an Internet Banking example. We chose Banking because it would […]

Announcing the winner of our "spot the film" competition…

October 23rd, 2006

Thanks to those that took part in this little bit of fun, both on the blog and by email. The correct answer to the film is of course “Harvey“, made in 1950 and starring James Stewart. It’s a wonderful film that you really must see! The odd one out in the cast list was Mary […]

GUI Design Studio Clones Microsoft Outlook?

October 18th, 2006

Following last week’s launch of GUI Design Studio version 2.2, we’ve had quite a few questions about what it’s really capable of and maybe you’ve been wondering about that yourself. We figured the best way to answer that was by way of an example prototype design. The trouble was, we didn’t have anything big enough or suitable […]