#5 – Sea the Visuals

FUN FACT:  Did you realize that the Oreo cookie has been around for over 100 years? The Oreo came before the Pac-Man (1980), the first man on the moon (1969), and even the Yo-Yo (1928). While the packaging has changed several times over the last century the cookie itself, has only changed twice. Oreo History

Food companies are not alone in this, almost all successful companies periodically change their packaging to make the product look new and fresh in order to increase product awareness and of course sales. Why is this so important? The reason is simple: Most customers do not have the time to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the products in their shopping carts, so they use a shortcut to make their decision. That shortcut is your product’s packaging.

Your application is no different. The first thing your potential client is going to see is the screens so keeping them modern looking can go a long way to getting that next sale.

At our session on Themes, Visual Classes and more, at DireXions 2017, we will show you how with a few simple changes you can “Re-Brand” your application and visually update it to the next level making your existing application look new and refreshed.

Over the last few years, we have added capabilities to help you improve the user interface of your application. You want an example?  You can see the difference in our own PxPlus Development Suite and how is has evolved. There is nothing magic about it – we’re just using our own tools to enhance the appearance and in the process, we add functionality by taking advantage of the native environment.

PxPlus 2017 takes that evolution a step further. We have added the ability to create Custom title bars for your application.    Create it once and apply it your application.   We’ve made that part easy – Globally, by Library or by Panel Header.

As always a picture is worth a thousand words — so here’s a couple of thousand words worth of images to  give you a better idea of what you can do with your desktop application

Old vs new

Once in place, you can easily add buttons, links, images, or whatever else you desire. The panel header is just a simple NOMADS panel. Remember:  Change it once and your whole application can be updated.

Register for DireXions 2017 before it is too late to visualize how to enhance the packaging of your application to make it look new and refreshed.

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