Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator to be overhauled

After OOBE, plans to rewrite Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator (SDC) surfaced today. The goal is to write a completely new tool and release it with Ubuntu 16.04. The new tool would be written in GO and QML and some mock-ups are available. Non-Ubuntu ISOs might also be supported. Continue reading Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator to be overhauled

Ubuntu OOBE to be revamped

First impressions matter! From that perspective the Ubuntu OOBE from Ubiquity has done well. However, it has been there for years and probably users are looking for something newer, faster and sleek. The good news is, Canonical knows this and is working on a new design for the Ubuntu installer interface. Continue reading Ubuntu OOBE to be revamped

Pencil Project: prototype app GUI

pencil_project_compPencil Project is a GUI prototyping tool. You can create mockups of how you would like your application user interface to look like.

  • Built-in shape collections
  • Templates to start with
  • Android and iOS UI stencils pre-installed
  • Diagram and flow drawing support
  • Several output formats
  • Easily add clip arts from the internet
  • Inter-page linking
  • Free and open source
  • Multiplatform. Linux (RPM), windows and Mac.

Webpage: Pencil Project

[Courtesy: Jester Raiin]

WireframeSketcher: design website wireframes

For those who design websites or application interfaces, wireframes are invaluable for a demonstration before finalizing the final look and feel. WireframeSketcher is an excellent free software to help with wireframes. It has some nice features:

  • Free of cost
  • Multiplatform (Linux, Windows, Mac)
  • Mockup websites, mobile apps… anything with an interface
  • Excellent collection of toolsets
  • Easy to learn and use
  • Collaborate and work
  • Eclipse integration

Webpage: WireframeSketcher