A Sustainable Axure Tab Control

The Axure tutorials are a great resource, both for learners starting out with interactive prototyping and old hands in need of reference material during bouts of amnesia. But the approach suggested for constructing a tab control, whilst being a quick method, hinders subsequent maintenance and enhancement. Here, I propose a revised approach which is cleaner, lighter, and exploits Axure’s latent power. And I follow it up with a detailed tutorial. More

No ticks for HSBC

With the recent introduction of their muchmaligned two-factor authentication system, HSBC overhauled their internet banking interface. The Secure Key system prompts users to enter a memorable answer followed by a code generated dynamically from a separate hardware device (the “secure key”). Consistent with guidelines on the importance of providing timely and useful feedback (e.g. Nielsen; ISO 9241-17), entering one’s details triggers a visual indicator whose meaning is apparently obvious but which actually differs to one’s expectations and is therefore ultimately misleading. More