Windows UX Guide Oct '08 update: Ribbons, touch, pen computing and printing

Microsoft’s official Windows User Experience Interaction Guidelines, or the “UX Guide”, has had a makeover on October 10. Topics added in this update include "Ribbons", touch computing, pen computing and printing. Of most interest is the article dedicated to Ribbons, explaining to developers how to design a great Ribbon experience in their own application, but probably more […]

Microsoft’s official Windows User Experience Interaction Guidelines, or the “UX Guide”, has had a makeover on October 10. Topics added in this update include "Ribbons", touch computing, pen computing and printing.

Of most interest is the article dedicated to Ribbons, explaining to developers how to design a great Ribbon experience in their own application, but probably more importantly when to and when not to use a Ribbon. The Touch article also provides some insightful tips to developing a user-interface that is touch friendly.

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