GUI Design Studio 5.0 is all about colour and style

October 1st, 2015

After much demand, we’re now working on new releases of GUI Design Studio, starting with version 5.0, including colour swatches and element themes for customisation using CSS rules. Version 4 customers who purchased within the last 12 months are eligible for a free upgrade to version 5. We’re contacting you in stages, most recent purchasers […]

10 Big Sets of Free Icons for Web and Application Designers

March 8th, 2013

If you’re designing software applications, you need icons. Lots of icons. You could buy an icon set or commission to have your own icons custom made but, if you’re just getting started on a design project, chances are you don’t actually know what you need yet. At least, not until you’ve explored the application design […]

Why Pixel Density is Important for Application Designers

March 27th, 2012

After much anticipation, the big splash of the moment is the release of the Apple iPad 3 with its high density “Retina” display. This will allow for more detail in higher resolution images and sharper text with legibility to rival paper. Soon, Microsoft and other tablet manufacturers will follow suit with high density displays in their […]

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 […]

GUI Design Studio 4.0 Released With New Interaction and Templates

March 9th, 2010

GUI Design Studio version 4.0 is now available and includes some fantastic new features in two editions, both with a 30-day trial. The new features are grouped around interactivity and element and design sharing. They enable you to build more realistic and interactive prototypes and to share or reuse individual elements or whole design templates […]

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 […]

GUI Design Studio 3.6 Released With New Calendar Elements

January 28th, 2010

GUI Design Studio version 3.6 is now available for immediate download. This is most likely the last 3.x maintenance release before we launch version 4.0 next month. It contains some fixes and changes based on customer requests and is a free upgrade for all registered users. For customers using any prior version of GUI Design […]

How Important is Label Placement and Alignment in Forms?

January 21st, 2010

To some, it may seem like a trivial or even mundane point to even give any thought to this at all. But choosing suitable placement for your form labels can be very important indeed. The experts at UXmatters have done extensive research in this area and have a lot to say on the subject. In […]