I’ve been collecting interesting links here and there, saving them up to share. Here goes in no particular order:
Douglas Alder sends web data directly to FileMaker (with a free FileMaker Example File at the link):
Ever wish there was a way to ‘Send to FileMaker’ from your Web Browser?
This little bookmark makes it easy to grab and save data from the web into your FileMaker solution.
Daniel Wood of Digital Fusion: Easily make beautiful Hamburger sliding menus in FileMaker Client and FileMaker Go
Sliding Drawer Menus
We have covered these types of menus in the past. A couple of years ago I wrote an article about how they can be built using sliding panels. That article went a little over the top by having the menu open/close simply on a mouse-over action through the use of a plugin and tooltips. The technique while workable had some limitations – the plugin on FileMaker Go and WebDirect being one of them.
Recently I began development on a large client solution and decided to overhaul this technique and make it both easier to implement, and more usable and reliable. The menu was to work on both FileMaker Pro and in FileMaker Go.
I wanted the drawer to look and feel as native as possible, and leverage all the tools that FileMaker provides to give the user the most native experience.
It really is nice to emulate a Web Browser hamburger menu, thus saving valuable screen real estate (especially on iOS devices) and providing a clean interface. And, of course, there is a Free FileMaker Example File at the link.
Nicholas Orr: Synch is not a Product
Nicholas’s point is that a true synch is never really possible. Calling it synch sets up the expectation that complete synched version exists at all times. With that said, Nic spends a bit of time explaining how to synch systems as best you can…just don’t call it a sync.
I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences… I’m human, not perfect, like anybody else.