Secret ingredients to quality software


Menu - Do you have a standard "Help | About" form?

Created on 27 Nov 2012 | Last updated by Rebecca Liu on 19 Nov 2014 07:18 AM (over 6 years ago)

Every application you build should have the same "Help | About" form. The form should always display the following information:

  1. Version number
  2. URL
  3. Description of the product and what it does. Tip: This should be consistent with your standard description on the product box, website homepage, product page etc.
  4. Contact details (especially a phone number)
  5. Branding (logo)

Figure: Bad Example - This "About" dialog does not provide enough information about the product and/or company

Figure: This "Help | About" form contains all 5 elements, but has room for aesthetic improvements (old SSW design)

Figure: Good Example - This "Help | About" has the 5 elements presented better,

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