In every web and software project it’s important to find a good balance between different interests in order to produce a successful product or service. My biggest takeaway from reading A Project Guide to UX Design was the idea of maintaining a good tension between different interests in a project group.
In this article I will describe what those interests are and what will happen when any of them becomes too dominant. I will also share my thoughts on how to overcome imbalances.
As I mentioned in the article Extending Google Maps API 3 with libraries a couple of weeks ago, you can add functionality to the Google Maps API by using libraries. One of these libraries are the Geometry Library. In this article I will show how you can use the function of that library to calculate distances and areas. I will also explain some additional navigation functions that you might find useful.
Inspired by the User Interfaces of mobile apps on the iOS and Android platforms, I created a delete button using a design pattern that I’ve named the Action-Confirm design pattern. I created this for a web application that I recently worked on.
In a nutshell it’s an Action button that transforms into a Confirm button when clicked. It’s a compact solution that provides the user with a way to confirm a possibly destructive action without interrupting the flow of the application.