Thursday, October 19, 2017

I wanted to give a quick shout out to two Android apps that designers and app UI developers might find very useful in their work. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.scheffsblend.designertools Designer Tools package multiple helpful features into one app. You can can use a grid overlay to check your component alignment, you can overlay your screen with a semi-transparent  [ Read More ]

I wanted to give a quick shout out to two Android apps that designers and app UI developers might find very useful in their work. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.scheffsblend.designertools Designer Tools package multiple helpful features into one app. You can can use a grid overlay to check your component alignment, you can overlay your screen with a semi-transparent  [ Read More ]

Sebastien Gabriel from Google’s UX team has written a comprehensive article about designing for different screen densities. This article is worth reading if you’re a designer and worth sharing to your designers if you’re a developer. This post will help designers (even without Android understanding) to understand how to create assets supporting different screen densities.  [ Read More ]

When creating visual assets for Android apps there are tons of things to remember from screen density, icon standard sizes to naming conventions. Petr Nohejl has gathered all the useful information in one page making it easier to lookup the information needed. Head out to this site and don’t forget to bookmark it for future reference: Android cheatsheet  [ Read More ]

1928 Jan Tschichold wrote a book called “The New Typography“. He partly wrote the book as a reaction to what he thought were the horrific typographic styles of the late 19th and early 20th century. Tschichold refuted the then reigning decorative conventions by manifesting rules for grids, proportions and composition of type and type-based design  [ Read More ]

When you think about online communities for designers, dribbble always springs to mind. There is some amazing work being showcased on that site but it covers design as a broad category. Even though there are many UI designers showcasing their work on dribbble, this aspect of design needs its own community. This is where meer.li  [ Read More ]

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