Making of a Web App: Part 10 – UI Evolution and Screenshots on Flickr

Making of a Web App is Synap Software’s step-by-step look at designing and developing a web app. In this article I share one iteration of an evolution of web application design layouts for PlaybookIQ. I set up a flickr photostream to show screenshots as they evolved. Read the rest of this blog entry first, and […]

Making of a Web App: Part 9 – Why I Hope No One Reads My Use Cases

Making of a Web App is Synap Software’s step-by-step look at designing and developing a web app. In this article I share why, despite best attempts by the anti-paperwork crowd, I like written use cases. Use cases: Contribute directly to the final, deployed app. Expose risks to simplicity. Expose the level of development work required. […]

Making of a Web App: Choose a Name, Part 2 – Update

Making of a Web App follows the design, development and deployment of a web application. This is the seventh article in the series. In this entry we pick a name for Synap Software’s new sales team collaboration application. Here’s the steps we followed: Wrote down the categories, benefits, and differences that describe the app. Used […]

Making of a Web App: Describe Users in Writing

This is the third entry in the Making of a Web App series. Key points are: Write profiles of users’ roles, responsibilities, and needs Two profiles is good, three is borderline and four profiles indicates the scope for release 1.0 is too large. User profiles are important tools for design and scope decisions. This series […]

Making of a Web App: Sales Team Collaboration Software

It’s difficult to talk about web application design in this Making of a Web App series without first describing the application. Other designers have hidden their plans while sharing their process by offering vague design decisions and small, blurry screenshots. The results are less than satisfactory so in this series we’ll share the details of […]