Synopses & Reviews
Here are the Microsoft guidelines for creating well-designed, visually and functionally consistent user interfaces for applications that run on the Microsoft Windows operating system. The Windows Interface Guidelines for Software Design is an essential handbook for all programmers and designers working with the latest release of Windows, regardless of experience level or development tools used. This book covers the basic principles of user interface design and design methodologies and specifies how data-centered concepts such as objects and properties can be applied to interface design. It includes detailed information on mouse, keyboard, and pen interaction and on how to use the common interface elements supplied by the system. This book also includes information about special considerations such as network computing, international users, and users with disabilities.
This well-organized and clearly written book provides guidelines for designing visually and functionally consistent user interfaces for Windows programs. It is the official book on Microsoft user-interface design and can be read as a program specification for Windows application developers who want to save training time, boost productivity, and promote user confidence in their applications.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -525) and index.