Category Archives: Visual Design

Morfik 3 and mobile development

If you haven’t downloaded the beta version of Morfik 3 you should stop wasting your time.  Morfik 3 introduces a new page templates feature which let you easily create reusable layouts and basic page configurations. This is really useful in … Continue reading

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Morfik Chats – It was good fun…

I think it was a good experience for everyone that took part in one of the Chat sessions about Morfik. It was good to get to know better some of the people I’ve run across in the Morfik Forums or … Continue reading

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Interface Building with Morfik: A Treeview like interface sample

In another recent article about interface building I mentioned that it is not difficult to create a treeview-like interface with Morfik, primarily through visual design.   As an example I used a few screenshots from an application that I have been … Continue reading

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Interface building with Morfik: The database is your friend…

Morfik AppsBuilder is pretty much built around the concept of a data-driven application.  If you can get a specific information set out of the database, you should be able to present it with class in a Morfik application. Though I’ve … Continue reading

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Interface building with Morfik: A hierarchical data representation

In the wake of my previous post I decided to show my dear readers another interesting thing you can do with Morfik, in creating an interface.  It is quite common for applications to have the need to present users with … Continue reading

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Interface building with Morfik: Multi column continuous forms

A blog post by a disgruntled Morfik user, complaining about not being able to create anything but the most basic websites without resorting to Web Methods and manual control creation led me to the conclusion that many of Morfik AppsBuilder’s … Continue reading

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Morfik 2.2.1.4 update released

Morfik released a new build (2.2.1.4) a few hours ago.  As with last couple of releases, this also focus on bug fixing and adding a few more features to the Form designer. The continuous bug fixing over the last couple … Continue reading

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Bugfix update for Morfik 2.2.0.7 is available…

Morfik released, today, a small bugfix update for all versions of AppsBuilder 2.2.x.  This update covers a lot of small issues that still needed fixing after last week’s 2.2.0.7 release, speacially issues related to the new Dropdown control. Some issues … Continue reading

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Morfik 2.2 is out and looking good.

Morfik has just released version 2.2 of its line of AppsBuilder tools.  This new version has some very interesting new design features including graphical zoom in the form designer and a bunch of new graphical effects for the background of … Continue reading

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Integrated Hosting + Powerful Visual Design = Morfik 2.1

I wish I could say that I took the time to experiment with Morfik’s Integrated Hosting service, but that would be largely overstating what I, actually, did. Once you go have your project ready for deployment, the process is as … Continue reading

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A Morfik wish list

While chatting with a friend, a few minutes ago, I started making up a small Morfik wish list. These are a few things I miss in the current version of AppsBuilder and that I have not seen mentioned in the … Continue reading

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Firebird Developer’s Day

Yesterday I presented a session on data organization and modeling for websites at the 6th Firebird Developer’s Day, in Piracicaba, Brazil. This is an annual event that draws in from five to seven hundred people, every time. As with the … Continue reading

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New features in Morfik 2.1

Aram Mirkazemi, Morfik’s CEO and main architect, presented a new list of features for Morfik AppsBuilder 2.1, in a recent forum post. This post presents an interesting list of features that which Mirkazemi says will be available by the end … Continue reading

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New Tree control and utilities available from PannonRex

This week, as I mentioned in a previous post, a new, Morfik-specific, custom control was released by PannonRex, a long standing Morfik partner. The first control to come out is the visual equivalent of a treeview and it comes with … Continue reading

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Where is the Ajax?

One of the most telling signs that Morfik is really achieving its goal of making the creation of web applications easy is how little you see the word “Ajax” employed anywhere were Morfik users are involved. I remember telling Fuad … Continue reading

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Extreme expectations – avoiding frustration

I had an interesting chat with a fellow developer who was frustrated because he had to do a lot of programming work, in order to create a business application with Morfik. At first I was a bit puzzled, but as … Continue reading

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Morfik Applications and Search Engines

The same forum post that called my attention to guitaraholic.com also reminded me about how badly websites that are heavy on Ajax perform in regards to search engines. Morfik applications are probably as heavy as you can get on Ajax, … Continue reading

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Morfik applications as front-ends for business process orchestration

Recently, during a meeting with several other people who work with Oracle business process orchestration tools such as BPEL, BPM and OSB, we discussed how you still need to write a customer facing application that interfaces with all the nice … Continue reading

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Extending your gradient options in Morfik 2.0

Morfik AppsBuilder 2.0 introduced a large number of visual effects that can be applied to controls and Form bands. Among these effects is the gradient effect, which is used frequently in a lot of web pages and applications. Despite the … Continue reading

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Web development for desktop developers

Morfik AppsBuilder completely changes the rules of the Web development for people with experience in desktop software development. This was one of the first that jumped at me when I saw my first demo of AppsBuilder. Before Morfik came along … Continue reading

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