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5 Unbreakable Mobile App Design Rules

September 26th, 2018 No comments

mobile app design rules

  1. Use the grid. The use of a grid makes a developer’s life much easier by helping arrange the core elements. It also assists setting the pace of the design with the aim of creating a consistent experience.
  2. Adapt to every screen size. Carefully consider the varying screen sizes an application may be used on, and test the main design layouts for all possible devices. A modular grid can be of great assistance here. It’s often difficult to predict what problems irregular screens may reveal.
  3. Check the contrast. The more attention you give to contrast the better. People frequently use mobile devices outside in bright sunlight.
  4. Stick to the guidelines of the platform (iOS Human Interface Guidelines and Material design). Although guides can frequently help end-users work in any application in a familiar environment, it’s always tempting to break the rules, because guides restrict creativity and do not always dictate the best ideas to solve a specific problem. When you have enough practice with guidelines, you will understand where it is possible to deviate from them for better UX. Until then follow the rules.
  5. Adhere to accessibility standards. One of the major accessibility standards these days is the size and location of tap areas, such as buttons or controls. Locate key interface elements where users can easily reach them with the thumb of the active hand.

By Stas Mikheenko, UI/UX designer at Devexperts

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2017 UI Trends in Financial Software Development

June 14th, 2018 No comments

Specialists in every field like to share their opinions on the current and upcoming trends and we’re no exception. In this article we elaborate on 2017 UI design trends and the impact they have in financial software development. The trends are illustrated with some great mock-ups from our portfolio.

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Chameleon v.12 Release Notes

April 17th, 2018 No comments

The following release notes report a complete changelog from v.7 to v.12. 

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Antique Statue’s in Fintech: Behind the Scenes

August 15th, 2017 No comments

Join Devexperts on a curious journey that led them to combine the theme of stone statues of antiquity and fintech.

macbook in antique imperior with dxTrade Web

How do you set your products apart from the competition in a narrow saturated marketplace? This is never an easy task, particularly if you are working in a specific B2B segment and your clients are large companies. We all know that a trial can sometimes yield results. But in general we have found at Devexperts that when promoting our products and services it is often more efficient and secure to use live demos in a bid to familiarize a customer with how we can revolutionize their business. Regularly attending exhibitions and interacting with our prospective customers, it is paramount that Read more…

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Chameleon: A Cozy Palette Management Tool

June 22nd, 2017 No comments

When a product suite is constantly evolving it can be a challenge to keep under control the combinatorial explosion of colors; particularly when you have to maintain a number of related products. This article describes the challenges, explores the different approaches and unveils the solution our UI designers and developers uncovered while customizing Devexperts trading applications.

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How We Work on Design Use Сases. Symbol Library

May 3rd, 2017 No comments

dxMobile is part of our extensive finance software product line gathered under one brand. It was launched on web, desktop, and mobile platforms (both iOS and Android). It is a complex product that boasts rich functionality for financial analysts, professional traders, and researchers. It provides the ability to trade, use analytics, charting and newsfeed for different vendors and brokers. All products in the line have their unique color palettes and style guides. Designing mobile apps, we aspire to maintain the entire functionality of the base platforms (web and desktop). As one could expect, a transition of massive web components to a mobile platform would require a very thorough adaptation. Needless to say, it is crucial for us to keep the platform up to system guidelines and modern trends. We have been designing this app for a couple of years already so we have faced and solved numerous different cases during this time. This article is an attempt to describe one of these cases on our Android application. Read more…

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What Is the Customer Not Aware of When Developing Trade Application Design?

April 19th, 2017 No comments

Nik Slezkinsky, Head of UX Design Department at Devexperts, shared his vision on building award-winning trade application UI’s

Interviewer: Can you describe the Devexperts Design Team working process?

Nik: There are two ways to develop a UI. The first one is when we are free to create a product from scratch. Starting from scratch is easy, as we have full control over the implementation process and the result. In the second case, clients provide us with logos, colors, and maybe some more guidelines, so front-end terminals design is built under certain constraints. Here the story is unpredictable every time as we may have some challenges to overcome. For example, a client might want Read more…

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“dx Product Suite” UI Release

September 25th, 2014 No comments

This post is devoted to the release of our trade applications product suite, called “dx”. There are currently seven of them. They are based on different platforms: web, desktop, mobile and specially designed for different form-factors and OS.

Hi everyone!

My name is Nick and I’m leading the team responsible for the “dx” user interfaces and user experience. We design both Devexperts own “dx” applications, and white-labeled applications based on “dx-technology”.

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Approaches Towards Workspace Organization in the Modern Trading Software

November 16th, 2012 2 comments

Users of modern trading platforms demand complex features and flexibility for their day-to-day tasks, and it is the UI designer’s job to satisfy those needs. This article gives a brief overview of some modern approaches towards workspace organization for complex user interfaces.

On the surface, trading seems like a no-brainer from the user interface standpoint: all you need is to buy low, sell high, and some enthusiasm in trading to make your billions.

In other words, the tasks that a user needs to complete within a trading platform, are:

• Determine an object to buy or sell (this object is usually called an instrument)
• Determine the time that is best to buy or sell
• Perform the buy or sell
• Monitor the impact of the transaction on your account.

It seems easy enough. A user interface that would make this simple-minded trader happy would then look like this.

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UI done! Piece of cake, wasn’t it? However the trading process and a workable UI design for it is not that simple. Read more…

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