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> I was charged with building a back office for a web site. The back office
> have many tools, like profile setup, uploading images and reports, etc. I
> not sure where to dig in. Has anyone seen any web software or company that
> a great looking back office, I could log into and wrap my head around
> where I
> should start on this?
I'm not entirely sure what you mean by 'back office'. I assume you mean some
sort of web application that allows site administrators to maintain the
site's content? That's usually the role of a Content Mangement System.
In terms of UI, it's really going to depend on if you are using an existing
CMS or not. If not, then it's a matter of determining what the CMS that is
being built needs to do and for whom.
I am actually supposed to design the layout, look and feel, for the tech specs of the back office. So I have already built the site. The programmer got with the client and got the requirements for the web software. My programmer got me a wiref-rame of how its to work. So now I need to skin it, so to speak. But I have not done a lot of UI's, so I am a little timid on jumping in head first without seeing some great examples ...
I hope that helps explain what I am trying to discover ...
> I was charged
then do the time.
You've got a job with the backend server side stuff done by other folks, and
you are to make a front end; a visual page?
> So now I need to skin it, so to speak. But I
> have not done a lot of UI's, so I am a little timid on jumping in head
> without seeing some great examples ...
Well, if it's already been wireframed, I'd say there probably isn't a whole
lot of UI design left as much as there is, as you state, just skinning it.
Pick a color pallet, icon set, and consistent feedback styles (errors,
titles, warnings, etc.)
The new WordPress back-end isn't bad. I've always liked Moveable Type's back
end as well.
And I could give you a long list of a bunch of bad ones. ;o)
Thanks for being cool. I will check out those too sites. I don't want to clone anything, just get some layout ideas on what might work well for users ...
what a Content Mangement System do with that ?