When creating a Ninox database solution, it’s easy to add lots of colors to any variety of objects. Whether it’s choices in a Choice Field, Click Buttons or form background colors, there are more than a few ways to add eye candy to your database. When it comes to adding color to your database however, remember the old wisdom that says “just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should do something.”
This advice is particularly sound when you are building a Ninox application that others are going to use. Keep in mind that users will look for meaning behind any non-standard component of the user interface. For example, you may colorize all buttons in your system with blue except for those that trigger the deletion of content and those you may present in red. As blue is the defined standard, the user will rightfully expect there to be something about the red buttons that demands a non-standard visual treatment. In another example, you may present all of the numbers in a column in standard text while the number at the very bottom – the bottom line as it were – appears is blue bold text. Again, this exception to the visual standard implies there is something special about that final figure.