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Visibility of system status is one of the most important principles in user interface design. Users want to feel in control of the system they're using, which means they want to know and understand their current context at any given time, and especially when a system is busy doing work. A wait-animation progress indicator is the most common form of providing a system status for users when something is happening or loading. While an instant response from an app is the best, there are times when your app won't be able to comply with the guidelines for speed. A slow response could be caused by a bad internet connection, or an operation itself can take a long time (e.g. install an update for OS). For such cases, in order to minimize user tension, you must reassure users that the app is working on their request and that actual progress is being made. Thus, you should provide feedback to the user about what is happening with the app within a reasonable amount of time.The post Best Practices For Animated Progress Indicators appeared first on Smashing Magazine.
The pervasiveness of performing tasks on the go has led to the increasing importance of catering to different screen sizes. The need to deliver the same excellent user experience (UX) whatever device a customer is on has posed significant challenges to web developers. And this has led to a debate on whether taking adaptive or...
Making a complete website wireframe is supposed to be a simple task. But, starting from scratch without a template or quick-start guide can be a nightmare. It takes significant work to make wireframe look beautiful, as well as being optimised for functionality. Especially when you have to create a wireframe to get a client's approval, […]
The Yappa.be blog has a tutorial posted sharing the method they used to implement queued and scheduled execution of Symfony commands. This is made possible by the Enqueue package. At Yappa, we have always used Johannes' JMSJobQueueBundle to run and schedule Symfony console commands for background jobs. However, we've stumbled upon a much more elegant solution called Enqueue. [...] It's packed with features, supports major brokers such as RabbitMQ, Kafka, Amazon SQS, Google PubSub, Redis etc. and has a bundle ready to be used with Symfony. [...] One downside is that the Enqueue Symfony bundle doesn't provide an out of the box solution to queue Symfony console commands and there's no 100% straight forward way to implement this. In this post I'll cover the basics in setting up the Enqueue Symfony bundle so we can easily queue Symfony console commands! The tutorial then walks you through the installation of the Symfony bundle, adding it to the list of installed bundles and configuring it with basic parameters and queue connection details. Next they've included the code to create the processor used when a command is pushed to the queue. To handle the other side (execution of the command when the queue is handled) they create a "QueuedCommand" value object and a command handler class. With this structure in place they show the addition of test commands to the queue and the result when the queue is consumed.
The Opencart Image Watermark extension allows the admin to add a watermark to the product images in the OpenCart store. Features The admin enable/disable the module The admin can upload the watermark image and add the text watermark Options for the admin to adjust the color, font, rotation, position, transparency, and size of the text [...]
Let's keep it real. Running your own business is incredibly stressful. You have to juggle sales, marketing, accounting, and more. Sometimes it can feel like you don't have any time or energy left for yourself! You often hear people talk about the importance of hard work. "Hustle!" they say. And yes, if you want to […] The post 6 Useful Tools That Will Make Your Life Easier appeared first on Line25.
Just like other commercial businesses, the health and fitness sector has started reaching an online audience. Today, people have become more health-conscious. They care more about what they drink and eat. Some set reminders on their phones to exercise 30 minutes daily while some buy fitness watches to count their steps all day. There are […] The post 15 Fitness Training Website Templates & WordPress Themes appeared first on Line25.
This week Access All Areas have a new collection of high quality Photoshop Actions to download courtesy of Shutter Pulse. This set of Matte Actions contains 25 photo effects that mimic the popular matte photography effect by beautifully washing out the tones of your images and adding various subtle colour casts. With just a single […] The post 25 Matte Photoshop Actions for Access All Areas Members appeared first on Spoon Graphics.
Mobile apps that are quite simple to navigate and operate might lead many to assume that it took almost no time and capital to build them, which cannot be further from the truth. A mobile app that improves accessibility, enhances customer engagement, improves brand recognition and value proposition, and presents another avenue for sales is anything but quick and cheap to make. With everyone completely depending on mobile technology and the mobile app industry generating approximately $44.6 billion in 2016, it has become difficult for businesses big or small to ideate, choose and design an app that will get them … Continue reading →Visit us at InstantShift.com
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