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Windows Touch in C++ fashion

A great article and presentation on how to multitouch in C++. It’s really worth watching and trying…

An easy way to make transparent picture control in MFC

28/01/2009 4 comments

I’m going to describe the way to make a transparent picture box control in MFC (Smart Device application). It worked well on Windows CE, and it should also be fine on Win32 application.

The key function is TransparentImage. Using it, you will see that the job is pretty simple…

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What can you do with MS SmallBasic

I spent my rarely free time before the Lunar New Year holiday by playing with SmallBasic – one of more interesting tools introduced by Microsoft. Just another easy tool for newbies, and at the first sight, I was really skeptical. SmallBasic just has less than 15 keywords, and I can’t imagine anything I can do with it…

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10 Useful Techniques To Improve Your User Interface Designs

Lại thêm 1 bài báo nữa về UI design, nhưng h thì lười wá, không copy nữa (mà cũng chưa đọc hết dc nó), nên đặt tạm cái link đây vậy:

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/12/15/10-useful-techniques-to-improve-your-user-interface-designs/

Colors and the UI: another good article for UI designers

As the name suggests, GUIs (Graphical User Interfaces) present their features and functions visually. The human-computer interaction is heavily based on seeing things, looking for things and interacting with graphical UI elements. Color is a main characteristic of any visual scene, not only on computer screens, but in any situation where we see something. Because most of what we see and interact with in our everyday life is colored (as opposed to shades of white-gray-black), we are very familiar with colors – maybe so much that we don’t think about them a lot. On the other hand, it does bother us when we need to read a dark-gray label on a black button. So colors have the potential to boost or wreck the user experience. This article will introduce the concept of user experience and highlight some aspects of colors and color perception together with recommendations for UI design.

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