2006 -- It's autumn and the
trees are putting on their annual display
of color. Sadly, that means that soon we
will be in the dull grey days of winter.
I mean lets face it, grey is just
not an exciting colour and while it seems
to be the norm for Windows applications,
maybe now is the time to freshen up your
No one is going to get
take a moment and see what we can do to
get rid of that grey and spruce up our
old applications to keep some of the
beautiful colors of summer and fall
to get your clients excited all over
again about your application, is by
giving them options to change or
personalize the look of the application.
Now with very little effort, two of the
recent additions to PxPlus give you the
ability to do just that.
have a company logo, why not flaunt it?
If your application is selling flowers;
why not a background of flowers? For a
veterinary system; how about adding a
cute puppy or kitten background? (Who
Background Image feature allows you to
take any image and have it appear as the
background for your Nomads panels.
Various options exist in terms of
placement and style of image from simple
centering of the image, image expansion
to fill the panel, or to my personal
favourite, tiling the image to fill the
background images can spruce up any
application and provide just that extra
element of professionalism to your system
making it standout from all the other
dull and boring grey screens.
internet is quickly becoming the de facto
standard for interfaces these days, and
there the hyperlink rules supreme.
Its rare to see a web page full of
buttons, so why should your application
be any different?
PxPlus new web style buttons you
can convert any button into what looks
like a hyperlink. These new buttons look
and act just like hyperlinks on web pages
bringing a fresh new look to your
previous buttons, where you had no
control over the text alignment which
made placement of the buttons next to
impossible, PxPlus web style buttons
support not only left, right and center
text alignment options but also control
over word wrap.
simple changes can spruce up your
application and along with other PxPlus
features, such as, the auto-complete of
input fields will allow you to add some
pizzazz to your application
setting it apart from all the
other standard grey screens.
make our event an overwhelming
attendees representing 16
different companies were present.
Most were local participants with
some traveling from as far as
Chicago and Nova Scotia. They had
the opportunity to see first hand
some of the new features
available in PxPlus and best of
all how they can use them in
their own businesses.
are planning to do similar
presentations in the USA. If you
would be interested in attending
a presentation, please send us an
email noting the city and state
where you are located.