This is a wide open question without a correct answer. Maybe it will foster comments & suggestions.
Over several years, at another job in another state, I cobbled together a FileMaker solution that's now an essential part of the way that business operates. That project consists of several haphazard fixes and relationships held together with baling wire and chewing gum, because we kept ading functionality as it occurred to us, and because my skill level was changing as the project grew.
Now that I'm in my next life, I'm ready to start the project from scratch and try to license it as an off-the-shelf database to businesses in this line. I'm convinced that the right form for such a project is a browser interface.
So my question: is there such a thing as a solution, sitting on an FMS install, that's solely accessed (by its users) via a browser window - and doesn't feel clunky?
All input, as always, is welcome.
By Richard Carlton
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Uniform stretching of horizontal buttons (or fields for that matter) with different window sizes. (FM 13)By fmow
Is there anyway to have my buttons on top of a slider pane uniformly stretch (that is each one gets wider) when the window is stretched? I am using an ipad size as the basis of my design for the buttons. I am afraid though, this isn’t possible.
This also includes fields, but again I can’t have the behaviour I want, I usually have a field in the middle I stretch, which aesthetically isn’t where it’s at.
Having said that, if there is no other work around, I am going to use scripts here to script in going to a new layout upon a considerable change in screen dimensions. Which is possible in FM 13
By Gilbert Osmond
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If "Field Entry" -- Browse Mode check box is not checked (i.e. the field is not enterable,) when I mouse-hover over the object nothing happens.
Maybe this is how it's always been and I just didn't know it.
It's problematic for me because I want to use a container field (with custom icon stored in it) as a button, and I want the button to "highlight" on hover, but I can only do this if the field is enterable in browse mode, which risks the user accidentally overwriting the icon with randomly-dragged information from elsewhere.