UI design process: why we need it

from on 13.12.2016

There is a lot of confusion about what a UI designer is and what they do, what is the difference between a UX designer, a UI designer and a UI developer / front-end developer. From a UI designer perspective the focus shoulderstand be on designing user interfaces only, but in reality lots of UI designers write at least HTML and CSS code ( knowing JS properly, is a full time job nowadays – interesting article) and are Involved to some extent in UX work. UI designers are UXers by default, because of it’s trendy. “UX / UI designer”, looks smart does not it? But when it comes to their UX skills, they are often non-existent: “User testing? Never heard of it!” Continue reading

User Experience – The Importance of Research

from on 28.01.2016

User experience has become a hot topic in product design, and most companies have started to understand it’s value. An essential, but often missed, part of creating a good user experience strategy is to involve users early in the design process. A common misconception is to believe that having conversations and workshops together with the customer and key stakeholders (with great insights into the target user groups) is enough to Continue reading

ngEurope 2014

from on 20.11.2014

A couple of weeks ago I attended ngEurope in Paris, a conference about the present and future of AngularJS. AngularJS, commonly referred to as Angular, is an open source  JavaScript framework, maintained by Google and a strong community, that assists with creating single-page web applications. I have been using Angular successfully on various projects for our UK clients for the last one and a half years and was very keen Continue reading

Mastering the HTML 5 application platform

from on 23.09.2013
HTML5 Mobile WWeb Application

When I’m introspective about the last few years I think the biggest mistake that we made, as a company, is betting too much on HTML5 as opposed to native… Mark Zuckerberg, Founder & CEO of Facebook This statement by Mark Zuckerberg about Facebook’s move from HTML 5 to native for their mobile applications, given in a fireside talk at Disrupt SF 2012, caused a lively discussion in the weeks to Continue reading

Same Same But Different: Migrating From RichFaces 4 to PrimeFaces 3

from on 03.09.2013

JSF has become the standard of Java Enterprise web development. Many projects not only rely on the JSF core implementation, but also make use of so called extension frameworks, which offer more elaborated components like sortable tables, advanced Ajax features and GUI Themes for styling and Look&Feel. PrimeFaces has been becoming more and more popular as JSF Extension Framework during the last few years.  For one of our customers it Continue reading

Using Sencha Touch as a Strategic Platform – An Evaluation

from on 02.09.2013
Mobile HTML 5

At Zühlke, we have a lot of experience with a number of different HTML 5 programming platforms, ranging from custom stacks tailored to a specific solution, that are assembled from the likes of jQuery, Knockout, Breeze, Underscore.js and others, to using a comprehensive HTML 5 MVVM framework like Google’s AngularJS, or Sencha’s HTML 5 MVC frameworks. When we were recently asked  to recommend a primary framework for the HTML 5 Continue reading

Localizing Single Page Applications

from on 02.07.2013
HTML5 Logo

The mobile revolution and HTML5 brought a new paradigm into web application engineering. The classic presentation layer of eg. JEE web applications gets more and more replaced by a data centric service layer providing REST services for so called Single Page Applications (SPAs). This way native mobile apps and HTML5 applications can use the very same server infrastructure. This shift now asks for alternative approaches in nearly every angle of Continue reading