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    Need help in validating an idea.....

    Hi All,
    I am trying to validate my idea on writing an ebook on designing the user interface of an entire web application. Thought about this because all design books I read just cover the design principles and not how to design a particular application from scratch to finish.

    The idea is to cover how to go about designing an entire web application from scratch to finish by doing a case study, say on designing a Project Management application. Nothing relating to coding will be covered in the ebook. Just the design flow and UI design.

    Will anyone be interested in reading such an ebook on designing? Please let me know in this thread or you can email me at abhijit@questioningdesigns.com and I can send you more details about the idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anrawool View Post
    ... all design books I read just cover the design principles and not how to design a particular application from scratch to finish...
    That's because the fundamentals are what go into the design to begin with. If every app were designed using the same design template, oh wait...Bootstrap.

    Anyway, I think there's probably a market out there, especially among us left-brainers who need that push into how to think that way. Could be useful if you attack it from the right angle.
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    Personally, I'd find it completely useless for one simple reason: every client, and every site, is different. The case study for the application would apply to that particular application only, and there would be nuances and issues that applied only to it as a result.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronald Roe View Post
    Could be useful if you attack it from the right angle.
    If you don't mind can you please elaborate a little on this. I want to understand how such an idea can be made useful to someone.



    Quote Originally Posted by TheGAME1264 View Post
    The case study for the application would apply to that particular application only, and there would be nuances and issues that applied only to it as a result.
    Yes, I do agree with this. Such a case study couldn't possibly cover every design principle or nuances of different apps.

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    Ron loves Bootstrap. He just hides his undying passion for it behind a veil of passive-aggressive hostility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGAME1264 View Post
    Ron loves Bootstrap. He just hides his undying passion for it behind a veil of passive-aggressive hostility.
    Stay your tongue, sir. Thems be duelin' words.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGAME1264 View Post
    Personally, I'd find it completely useless for one simple reason: every client, and every site, is different. The case study for the application would apply to that particular application only, and there would be nuances and issues that applied only to it as a result.
    That was my first thought, but then I got to thinking about the way I learn. I began to see the idea in the same terms as code syntax. If I write this:
    HTML Code:
    <div class="someClass" id="someID"></div>
    You can see the syntax at work there, and you could figure out how to add those attributes to other elements, and all you would need to know is what elements are out there to do it. It could work out the same way with the ebook, I think.
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    I'm somewhat similar in the way I learn and think...I see someone's idea, and I try to figure out how to apply it to a situation. The problem is that most people don't see the application of an idea...they see the idea as the application, and that's not the case.
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    And therein lies the point of my "attack it from the right angle" comment. Stupidity knows no bounds, I know, but if you don't get the idea when it's spelled out for you, natural selection will take over.
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