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User interface: the visible face of all systems

I haven't done any work on user interfaces for a decade. Last time it was a web application for a town hall based on turbogears with server-side generated web forms. At the time it was rather complex but compared to today's web applications it was still quite simple.

Some months ago I started to get a grip on up-to-date web application technologies and I must admit I was overwhelmed by the complexity. Even picking up the right tool set was a challenge. In the end I decided to go with react and blueprint. The conceptual work on the front end can be seen in the wiki, have a look there.

About acco3

Acco3 is a Hotel Contract Management System written mainly in python. It uses its own accoXchange data format for data import, export and update. A Hotel Contract Management System is used by tour operators and accommodation suppliers for managing the allotments (the number of rooms they get assigned by the hotel) and price information. Latter can be very complex with numerous rules on when and how to apply supplements or discounts.