STEPPING AWAY FROM A PROBLEM and letting your subconscious work on it is often the fastest way to a solution. Robert Graham explores more on the sub-conscious as it applies to work and life: There is a point of no return when you wrack your brain about how to solve problems. You can spend much time looking […]
I”M A SUCKER for free stuff, and this is no exception. I haven’t used an infographic type image inside of FileMaker yet, but there’s always a first time. There are 7 graphics at the link. Free Vector Infographic Design Template (AI).
SENDING EMAIL FROM FILEMAKER has improved with recent versions but still leaves much to be desired. There are solutions out there from different vendors and developers, but most require a plugin and still rely on FileMaker client or server to do the heavy lifting of sending the email (and attachment). This solution from Daniel Wood […]
SYNCHING DATA is a complicated issue. Perhaps the biggest issue is making sure both the server and the client agree on what was done after the synch, which calls for using a transactional method that can either be rolled back if they don’t agree. Always helpful, of course, is an audit log to help track […]
RYAN MANOOK expands upon the first video and shows how to implement a custom document management system on the iPad. Set some time aside to watch. Published on Mar 19, 2014 Join Ryan Manook, FileMaker Solutions Consultant, as he continues our ‘Idea to iPad’ series which takes questions and ideas you submitted and turns them into […]
READ ABOUT Best Practices on deploying FileMaker WebDirect by Michael Westendorf. Tip: Each time you change the appearance of any of your objects without saving those changes to the theme, you are creating a local style. Local styles add to the overhead required to render your layout, putting more workload on the server and client. Because of […]
DIG A LITTLE DEEPER into FileMaker 13 themes with James Scarpetta (Part 1 here). In this demo file click on one of the Text styles, make some adjustments like text color and then save the new style by clicking on the Styles Tab in the Inspector and the Icon that is now red next to […]
THE GUYS OVER AT DIGITAL FUSION have found an easy way to get rid of the grey/black color that appears when you run your mouse over a portal row using the Active Row State feature: How can we do this The first thing you need to do is to go into the portal setup and […]
FILEMAKER HAS RELEASED the official self–paced training curriculum for FileMaker version 13. There’s a free basic series–a downloadable ebook–and an advanced series in CD, pdf, and as an iBook, with pricing starting at $19.99. Time to start boning up for the certification exam… Database Skills, FileMaker Pro Training | FileMaker.
A NEW FILEMAKER BLOG focused on design–a welcome addition, in my view. Mostly because I struggle with design issues on every project. I’m all in for anything that makes it easier. Quoting Alexis Allen of designingfilemaker.com: Lines are one of the most basic elements we work with in layouts. Our minds only need the merest […]
KUDOS TO MICHAEL DUNCAN for tackling a difficult to explain, arcane subject–modifying Active State and Alternate State visual record indicators in FileMaker 13. Applying these indicators is not as straight forward as one might believe–whether to show them or not is part of the objects’ properties window. What to show when you select either is […]
IT TURNS OUT that a Windows 8 tablet is not user friendly once you are past the opening screen full of tiles. Who would have thought that Microsoft would rush a product to market before it was ready – and market it as the best thing since sliced bread. It never ceases to amaze me […]
THE LAWS OF INTERFACE DESIGN ON THE WEB apply to the FileMaker interface, as well. The lack of a good interface will cause users to not like using the solution–something any developer should seek to avoid. Are you using Gmail? I am. Before the latest update, Gmail had a very clear text navigation on top […]
A GREAT PRIMER ON CHARTS in FileMaker 13 from Kevin Franks at FileMakerhacks: Recent versions of FileMaker make it super simple to build a “current found set” chart even if you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing. Just a) sort on any field, and then b) choose “Chart by” + the field you just […]