How can I get the most functionality of a book-shaped interface?

I think that there are a lot of good ideas to create an excellent and functionality application, like our project a Twitter Desktop Application. There are some easy API’s to develop whatever you want but one of the main objectives is the Graphics User Interface. First we need to have cleared some aspects before the main theme, the book-shaped interface.

The first thing I need to get clear as a developer is the Form orientation, vertical or horizontal. The most common for example, a Twitter App orientation is in a vertical way because of the stack and the appearance of the twits like a mini blog (inverse chronically order). I think that a horizontal Twitter App would be interesting and something out of the common.

The next thing we should care about is the size of the form. Many people including myself prefer a form with small sizes, like the half or the fourth part of our screen because I like to see my desktop full of windows forms, like a real desktop where I can drop everything wherever I want having multiple open windows.

A personalized application is the new black. We are always looking around modifying our interface, with colors, backgrounds, pictures and more. The objective here is to “create” an application with your sign.

The next thing is to have an intuitive menu, something clear and easy to use. Think that everyone would like to use your application.

Finally create a book-shaped application and your content display. We want to make that our application looks like a book and create something new. In a book we can see the first page (page one on your left side) and the next page (page two on the right side). When we pass from page one to page two, now our current page is number two, the previous is the page one and the next page (page 3) we can’t see it. So a solution is to have a current page that is the main page in the center and the previous page on the left. When we want to see a previous page in the current, we need to divide the application in 3 parts, the middle part would be your current page (a previous one), the part on the left would be another previous page from the current and the third part (on the right of the current) would be the next page. This create the effect that you just turn the page and now you can see instead of two, three pages at the same time.

Tweeter in a BookNever stop thinking, never stop innovating



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