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Not sure about examples, but for me a good application has following features:
- speed an reliability: It shouldn't take long and it should be correct. If it is not correct, it will say so in a user friendly manner. - What the user sees is what the user needs: This is very important, don't show buttons or controls that are for the manager if the receptionist is using the manager and vice versa. - Only show what is immediately necessary: all the rest you can hide in menu's or somewhere else. - Only enable what the user is allowed to use - Keep it standard: eg. in microsoft products, the ok and cancel buttons are always on the bottom - right, save buttons top left, etc... - If you use buttons with icons, stay consistant and clear. - It should look slick and nice and fluffy and beautiful (including when resizing!), but don't overdo it. It's like a powerpoint presentation, animations are nice, but if you use the wrong ones and too much, the presentation starts to look unprofessional.
one can whip up a nice looking UI in a matter of minutes, but a professional UI takes a lot more time! 20/80 rule. You need 20% of the time to make 80% of the UI and 80% of the time to take the final 20% to the finish.
Battleshit grey I tell should be the basis of your GUI design, no more than a few colours and stick to battleshit grey. I bring you this advice as a UI designer of more than 20 years designing battleshit grey screens. If you, like me, have absolutely no design skills and no colour matching talent and very limited imagination use BS grey.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity RAH
Whilst doing my taxes online (TurboTax) I discovered that the Arizona Department of Revenue has a link to find lost money, so I clicked it. After entering really minimal personal information, it returned a result - the State is holding property of mine! The site won't tell where it came from, nor the value, only that there is unclaimed property held in my name. Very mysterious...
So I downloaded the claim form, made copies of relevant identification documents and utility bills to prove my address, and tomorrow I'll have my coworker, Page, notarize my signature before sending it off to see what I've won. I regard it as a game, you see, because I suspect that what I'll find is the the money that the state of Arizona has been stealing from my Federal tax refunds for years, all the while claiming that they haven't done so. I have the IRS notices to prove it, but ADOR pretends that they don't know what I'm talking about when I send them copies and ask for my money back. Somewhere back in history, AZ decided that I underpaid, and issued an order to seize my federal refunds, and this went on for years before it mysteriously stopped happening a couple of years ago. Coincidentally, it stopped the first year after I challenged AZ in writing, though they have never acknowledged the theft. The amount isn't large - a few hundred$ at most - but the principle is huge. If this turns out to be what I suspect it will be, I may just spend the time to, again, reconstruct the entire history of the events and write an article for publication in the largest newspaper in AZ, just to let others know what a corrupt and incompetent institution the AZ DoR really is. I think of it as a duty to my fellow citizens...
Of course, it might just turn out to be my stamp collection, which was erroneously sold at auction by American Mini Storage when they switched from paper records to computerized bookkeeping, and applied my payments to someone else's storage unit because of an address screwup, then sold my unit for non-payment. If that's the case, I'm hoping my entire gun collection, all of my college textbooks, my family photographs, and all of my power tools will also be included, but I'm not holding my breath on that hope. Better to expect a few mislaid dollars and be pleasantly surprised, than to hope for the return of a stolen life and be disappointed...
Thank you for getting back to us we lost track of you after your last contribution to our departmental party fund. This is to notify you that we will be with holding a portion of your pay for the coming year for what we like to call the widow's fund and want to thank you for all contribution past and present and enclose a photo [^] to show you that the money was spent wisely.
Found something similar from the State of Oklahoma, at first thought it was a SCAM because the website's looked scamish but totally legit (I called) unfortunately, the estate is complicated so I am still waiting on documents but I have $900 to collect. They will tell you if you call (or OK did)
Ok, so it is Chaka Khan appearing on some kind of paranormal investigation program, not the notorious Sema Khan that has been polluting QA for too long now. I thought it was kind of an amusing coincidence as it has been many years since her music blasted out of my speakers .
"When you don't know what you're doing it's best to do it quickly" - Jase #DuckDynasty