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Software to design, create, or test user interfaces.

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UI for node.js based desktop application

I understand that node.js is a server side javascript. I want to write a desktop application using node.js. What would be the best tool to build a UI for this application/ what languges frameworks do ...
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Is there a Javascript UI framework or toolkit to assist in creating analog user interfaces?

Remember when we had meters with needles, toggle switches, rotary dials, lighted rockers and push buttons? I'm trying to re-create that with a web based control panel I'm working on, and I'm having a ...
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Tool to support user interface design reviews

My software development team uses Kiln for its source control. We're really happy with its code reviews too (similar to Gerrit for Git), as they can happen asynchronously, are easily tracked with ...
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IDE specifically for layout and design of regular web applications?

Introduction I have been using CSS for many years now and, make no mistake, it has a huge value in separating the presentational responsibility from HTML into a separate layer of specification. But, ...
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What is a good way to quickly develop a mock GUI?

I'm looking for a method/tool/software to easily create a GUI. The GUI should look good, but nothing very fancy. It should have checkboxes, lists, radio buttons etc. The important thing is that ...
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GUI library for multiplatform C# development

(I was redirected here from Stack Overflow it seems that the question is more on-topic here?) I am searching for a GUI library for our project which is written in C# and uses Mono for cross-platform ...
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Web-based interaction tool for mockups

I’m looking for another interaction design tool and software that is similiar to Balsamiq Mockups. The requirements are: The tool is web-based Can be used to create a scratch for application and ...
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JavaScript seating chart library

I'm creating a web app for selling online tickets. Where the user will be able to design a seating chart. Each seating chart has a collection of seats. These seats can be assigned unique numbers or ...
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Software for Website Mockups (Win/Linux)

I would like software to help me design websites. I can code, but do anything visual on paper and in the browser. I know there may not be something I'm looking for as there are people still using ...
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Client-side, JavaScript-based Miller Columns

Background Miller Columns describe a user interface design for browsing and editing hierarchical lists. Some notable implementations include: Frédéric Hardy's Christian Yates' Jonathan Fine's ...
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Software to generate all layout possibilities within a set of color

Is there a software that generates all possible color combinations for a specified layout? For example, I'm designing a website layout and I have a color palette. I want to see all the ...
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App that can sync tasks with a CalDAV server

Before I go into the actual question, let me give you some context. I am running my own instance of ownCloud which allows me to host my own CalDAV server among other things. I use an app called ...
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Flat GUI Design

I would like to design the interface of a computer software similar to mobile apps, those which have a flat UI. What tools are available that give me the ability to design a flat and modern GUI? For ...
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Self-hosted tool for user interface design feedback

I was wondering if anyone has any good tips regarding any existing self-hosted tools for providing user interface design feedback. E.g. similar to Invision, Notable, Bounce... Mandatory criteria: ...
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GUI Recommendations for Python Project

I use Python for basic back end purposes, using numpy/pandas heavily. I’m now looking to build out a program that incorporates a GUI. For my program, I’m thinking about either using a Python related ...
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Producing prototypes from paper to HTML

I am in the beginning of this very interesting project and we decided to include mock-ups in the design part of the unified process of our lifecycle. I am using different software to build my ...
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A wireframing tool to design Windows 8/8.1 applications

I want to design a Windows 8/8.1 desktop application. Before going into the coding part, I want to create a mockup of the same. Balsamiq would satisfy my need to some extent, but I need something on ...
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Software to generate fake user names and avatars

I'm looking for software to generate fake usernames and avatars for anonymous users. Essentially the same functionality that's present in Google Docs that shows a name like "Blue Panda" when an ...
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Is there any tool that offers designing html (and css) using the Relative Layout logic of Android?

I am used to designing the layout in Android, using mostly the Relative Layout, which provides all sort of intuitive ways to design. For example: Set the width of an element dynamically by simply ...
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Monitoring Front End / Dashboard & Subscription Based Alerting

Background I work for a large enterprise; we have a number of systems with interfaces to integrate data between them, some internal and some external websites, and some mobile applications which ...
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GUI builder on concept level

I am looking for a software that allows me to build generic styled GUIs for concept purposes. It's purpose would be to give mainly non-programmers a tool to quickly scribble a few screens and ...
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UI/UX Design tool for developers

I'm currently using Balsamiq for wireframing and mockup in my company where I work as a developer, and I love using it because it gets me off the ground in no time. However, it does sometimes falls ...
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Create a simple Android and iOS application without any code

The Microsoft Windows App Studio is an online tool that you can use to create fully operable apps for both Windows Store and Windows Phone. It has simple features such as: Custom startup images, ...
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Desktop GUI framework for cross-platform development

I am developer with a background in desktop development, web development and mobile development. All of it as frontend and backend apps. Apart from that I am a web and mobile designer. Which ...
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Website testing / browser automation tools

I'm looking for a tool, that will automatically performs specified actions such as clicking on links, filling and submitting forms, and so on. I mean I write some kind of script with instructions and ...
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Software to "dock" any window (like in OneNote 2016)

OneNote 2016 Desktop (O.N.) version (and perhaps other versions - I have it installed on Windows 10x64) allows you to dock a window. Pressing "Dock to Desktop" in the View menu does the following. The ...
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Automatically create help video using the live websites

So for a tiny bit of background. We currently have a online software product that has recently been configured for multiple branding, for example: if you visit URL 'X' you get branding of company X, ...
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String paster for Ubuntu

I'm looking for a small program that will be able to keep and paste (or replace) things I type into a GUI application (like a browser). For Example I hit a key combination Some sort of list with a ...
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Windows software to reduce maximum brightness (not overall brightness) displayed?

My eyes are hurting from computer use. I use dark colors when possible, but some applications only use bright white backgrounds. They are resulting in physical pain to my eyes. I have turned my ...
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Simple Web UI builder for backend devs

I'm a backend dev who technically knows how to work with html css js... but hates it. Is there a low-code free or OSS tool where I can quickly build or prototype simple web guis for my backend ...
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Any tool like Layoutit for Zurb Foundation?

I have just tried http://www.layoutit.com (Drag and Drop Interface Builder for Bootstrap) and I daresay it's quite intuitive. Is there any other site similar to this but for building interface for ...
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GUI development for Windows - framework?

At work, we currently use C#, WinForms + DevExpress with skinning (Visual Studio 2013, .NET 4.5 in near future). Our colleges from abroad don't like this too much for some reason and brought up the ...
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Alternative to Layoutit.com for Bootstrap that I can embed in my own app's backoffice

Layoutit.com is a great tool for building simple HTML with the Bootstrap grid system. I wish I can embed a tool (free or paid) like this in my own app's back office to allow users to build simples ...
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Framework for the design editor of a cms

I'm working on a CMS where administrators can edit the design of the frontend website (think in the kind of stuff you can do in Wix or Weebly). It's a combination of handmade and third-party jquery ...
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What can I use to automate actions in another program's UI?

I need to automate the manipulation of a Windows application's user interface. That is, I am looking for recommendations for software that is capable of typing things into, and clicking on the ...
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Software for creating graphical applications for interacting with a MySQL Database

So I'm currently looking at modernizing our company's (<50 employees) database system, which is pretty archaic. The system uses Alpha Five, the database in question isn't even really relational, ...
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How to validate your UI has been correctly implemented by the developer?

I'm looking for a tool allowing to validate UI implementation (font, color, spacing, etc.) based on my mockups (Zeplin, sketch, etc.) and without coding. I found tranparent overlay features or pixel ...
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Wireframing kit

As a UX designer, I need to create wireframes quite often. As they're fast to create, I've stuck to basic shapes and text for quite a while, using custom text styles and symbols to make work faster. ...
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Software for user story mapping

I've recently came across Jeff Patton's brilliant concept of a user story map. My team/clients are all remote, and so using sticky cards won't work. I started looking for online solutions and came ...
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Web app for simple image labeling

How – or with what specific software – do they create these massive labeled image databases, such as the ImageNet? I need a very simple web application that works on top of some (mainly unlabeled) ...
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Non-linear editor for design spec documents

My design team has been using Microsoft Word via Sharepoint to deliver UX specs to our developers. Our documents include a section for: final visuals, content, wireframes, interaction notes, and ...
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Library for html form design gui

I am looking for a (javascript/jquery?) based library for a webinterface that lets users design forms. I'm going to build an application for scientific data entry, where users can design the data ...
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Android UI design for Windows

Is there any good app to design Android UI? I mean with the same UI elements as on Android. It would be nice if there is app the same as the one integrated into Android Studio. uses the Android ...
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Where can I find user friendly Release Management tools?

I am having a hard time when trying to find a free or commercial tool that offers a dashboard where IT managers, DBAs and developers can easily see which releases versions are currently installed in ...
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Library to create GUIs based on connectable boxes?

I have a software idea I'd like to prototype: a tool that generates source code (probably C++, maybe C#), based on the logic described in boxes that the user can connect or re-arrange. I would use ...
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Library to develop cross-platform desktop UI for a Python app

I'm developing a password manager desktop application in python-tkinter, but tkinter hasn't a good looking UI. I'm looking for an alternative. The main things that I want are the following: ...
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Http request logs collector

I have a simple rails app and it is sending http requests to a server which then displays the results in UI. I just want to count the number of requests that I send and the request and response for ...
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Reporting - easy to build interface linked to a postgres database

I'm looking for a tool that can create reports but also interface that can manipulate data. These reports and interfaces will be deployed on Windows PCs. Access and Excel spreadsheets are excluded. ...
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Flashlight app for Android that can adjust the intensity of the camera's flash (light)

Please recommend a flashlight app for Android that allows the user to vary the intensity of the camera's flash that is used for the light. There are scores (hundreds?) of apps in the Google Play store ...
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Linux distribution with full dark mode / dark theme support

Over the last decade, I've been actively taking steps to reduce my reliance on Windows and switch to Linux as my primary OS. I can hear Izzy enthusiastically cheering! I'm down to getting rid of my ...
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