James Scarpetta

About James Scarpetta

James’ focus is designing beautiful FileMaker layouts. He has strong skills with integrations to accounting systems and translating business requirements to a successful user experience. When not building applications you can find him behind his camera.

FYI – iOS Status Bar In FileMaker Go

Here is just a quick FYI about layout sizing with the iOS Status Bar in FileMaker Go. Below is a screen shot from Using Screen Stencils to design iOS friendly layouts, a support document from FileMaker’s Support site. Click here to view the support article. This table shows the height and width for all iOS [...]

2016-11-01T17:01:17+00:00 By |

FileMaker 13 Certification Exam Resources

Recently I took and passed the FileMaker 13 Certification Exam. I decided to share some links to references available on FileMaker’s site that I found valuable for studying for the exam. I recommend starting with the FIleMaker Training Series: Advanced book which can be found at: http://www.filemaker.com/support/training/fts.html These are direct links to the PDF’s that [...]

2015-04-07T17:15:26+00:00 By |

On Tap! – FileMaker OnGestureTap

On Tap! - FileMaker OnGestureTap You guessed it, this post is all about the OnGestureTap Script Trigger and Get ( TriggerGestureInfo ) Function in FileMaker Pro 13 used in FileMaker Go. OnGestureTap is a new script trigger introduced in FileMaker Pro 13 which lets you trigger an event with tap controls. It can be [...]

2017-01-04T09:57:43+00:00 By |

A View into James Scarpetta

What can I tell you about myself? Well the list is amazingly long and boring but I’ll do my best to keep it lively. I was born and raised… just kidding I won’t go that far back or you’ll stop reading about me. Anyway I remember when I was a kid sitting watching over my [...]

2016-11-01T17:01:18+00:00 By |

FileMaker Pro 13 – Stylin’ Part 5

FileMaker Pro 13 - Stylin’ Part 4 showed the additional available styles in the Enlightened FileMaker Theme for Tab Panels, Slide Controls and Layout Part Styles. This is the final post going through object styles and going forward I will start to show how to use styles to speed up the layout design. In FileMaker [...]

2016-11-01T17:01:18+00:00 By |

FileMaker Pro 13 – Stylin’ Part 4

In FileMaker Pro 13 - Stylin’ Part 3 I showed the additional available styles in the Enlightened FileMaker Theme for Shapes and Popovers. I’m continuing in Stylin' Part 4 with Tab Panels, Slide Controls and Layout Parts. Tab Panel Styles Tab Panels only style is Default but they have different states of Active, Inactive, Hover, [...]

2016-11-01T17:01:18+00:00 By |

FileMaker Pro 13 – Stylin’ Part 3

In FileMaker Pro 13 - Stylin’ Part 2 I showed the available styles for the Enlightened FileMaker Theme and how they appear for Fields, Text and Buttons. In this post I am continuing with Shapes and Popovers and have attached an updated Demo File to go through.     Shape Styles Below are 3 images [...]

2016-11-01T17:01:18+00:00 By |

FileMaker Pro 13 – Stylin’ Part 2

In FileMaker Pro 13 - Stylin' Part 1 I demonstrated options and setting available for Styles. This post I am going a little further by demonstrating the actual styles available for Fields, Text, and Buttons. The Demo file attached will show the available styles and the  applied styles for this theme. The current theme is [...]

2016-11-01T17:01:18+00:00 By |

FileMaker Pro 13 – Stylin’ Part 1

  One of the new features of FileMaker Pro 13 is that Themes now have Styles which let you change and update the attributes of text, buttons, headers, footers and more on layouts or throughout your solution. In following posts I will go further into detail and show more advance and time saving techniques. The [...]

2016-11-01T17:01:18+00:00 By |