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Material Design for Android

By Gregor Doornbosch

Introduction

Android L is the new way of designing your apps for Android. With the improvements from Material Design i want to setup this learning flow that learned me the basic from Android added with Material Design.

Gregor Doornbosch — Designer / ui-ux

Added by Gregor Doornbosch: “Awesome read about Material Design.

1 The shape of materials to come • Five

After the presentation of Material design this year, we couldn`t wait to see the new guidelines from Google. Animations became essential for screen designers, and Google gave us a preview where this trend is going to. We made four different types of animations, and we could determine some rules for each material. In the tradition of Android, we named the

3 Abduzeedo Design Inspiration

In this first post I will share my first steps, downloading fonts, files and basic layouts. I would love to hear your feedback and also if you want to

Added by Gregor Doornbosch: “10 awesome examples of Material Design Websites.

4 10 superb examples of Material Design websites

Be inspired by these top-class examples of websites built with Material Design.Material Design is one of the biggest webdesign trends of 2015 - shunning all of the three-dimensional, realistic, natural visual clues providing techniques in favour of a more simplified, neat digital aesthetic. Love it or hate it, start-ups and established companies across the globe jumped on the Material Design

Added by Gregor Doornbosch: “Get Started (Creative Vision)

6 Creative Vision

Enchant meBeauty is more than skin deep. Android apps are sleek and aesthetically pleasing on multiple levels. Transitions are fast and clear; layout and typography are crisp and meaningful. App icons are works of art in their own right. Just like a well-made tool, your app should strive to combine beauty, simplicity and purpose to create a magical experience that

Added by Gregor Doornbosch: “This is a UI-Overview

8 UI Overview

Android's system UI provides the framework on top of which you build your app, whether you're designing for phones, tablets, watches, or other form factors. Aspects of UI that are especially important for phones and tablets include the Home screen experience, global device navigation, and notifications. Your app will play an important part in keeping the overall Android experience consistent

Added by Gregor Doornbosch: “Iconography!

9 Iconography

An icon is a graphic that takes up a small portion of screen real estate and provides a quick, intuitive representation of an action, a status, or an app. When you design icons for your app, it's important to keep in mind that your app may be installed on a variety of devices that offer a range of pixel densities,

Added by Gregor Doornbosch: “Writing Styles, its important how you communicate with your users.

10 Writing Style

Android's VoiceWhen writing text that appears in your app, keep it concise, simple, and friendly. Concise Describe only what the user needs to know. Eliminate redundancy, such as titles that restate the body of an information box. Keep text as short as possible.Avoid wordy, stilted text Don't provide unnecessary information Simple Use short words, active verbs, and common nouns. Put

Added by Gregor Doornbosch: “Simple guid to 9-patch

11 A simple guide to 9-patch for Android UI

While I was working on my first Android app, I found 9-patch (aka 9.png) to be confusing and poorly documented. After a little while, I finally picked up on how it works and decided to throw together something to help others figure it out. Basically, 9-patch uses png transparency to do an advanced form of 9-slice or scale9. The guides

Added by Gregor Doornbosch: “General UI tips for Android

12 10 Tips For Android UI Design

This is a guest post by Guenther Beyer, an Android UI and Design expert who recently launched AndroidIcons.com to help developers improve the look and feel of their apps. These days many developers are jumping on the mobile train for fame and fortune - and they are right in doing so - there isn't a market growing as quickly. Great,

Added by Gregor Doornbosch: “Realizing that it is almost impossible to write a post for each of the UI/UX tips that I have in mind (except those worth a discussion), I have decided to occasionally come out with Android UI/UX Tips. by Taylor Ling

13 Android User Interface | User Experience part 1

Realizing that it is almost impossible to write a post for each of the UI/UX tips that I have in mind (except those worth a discussion), I have decided to occasionally come out with Android UI/UX Tips. So in the 1st Android UI/UX Tips, I will look into some official Android apps by Google ( Google+, Google Drive, Email), as

Added by Gregor Doornbosch: “After publishing the 1st Android UI/UX Tips, it seems that I am able to find more UI/UX mistakes in various apps (perhaps I become ultra-sensitive now?), so here it is, Android UI/UX Tips #2 to inspire Android Designers/Developers in developing app with awesome UI and UX. by Taylor Ling

14 Android User Interface | User Experience part 2

After publishing the 1st Android UI/UX Tips, it seems that I am able to find more UI/UX mistakes in various apps (perhaps I become ultra-sensitive now?), so here it is, Android UI/UX Tips #2 to inspire Android Designers/Developers in developing app with awesome UI and UX.

Added by Gregor Doornbosch: “A small thing about Widgets, check out (usefull links for a good video about widgets)

15 Widgets

Widgets are an essential aspect of home screen customization. You can imagine them as "at-a-glance" views of an app's most important data and functionality that is accessible right from the user's home screen. Users can move widgets across their home screen panels, and, if supported, resize them to tailor the amount of information within a widget to their preference. Widget

Added by Gregor Doornbosch: “General Mobile Design Practices For Android: Tips And Techniques

16 Mobile Design Practices For Android: Tips And Techniques

Android is an attractive platform for developers, but not all designers share our enthusiasm. Making an app look and feel great across hundreds of devices with different combinations of screen size, pixel density and aspect ratio is no mean feat. Android's diversity provides plenty of challenges, but creating apps that run on an entire ecosystem of devices is rewarding too.

Added by Gregor Doornbosch: “New in Android 4.4 (KitKat) Things about Branding, Touch Feedback, Full screen, Gesture and more!

17 New in Android 4.4 (KitKat)

A quick look at the new patterns and styles you can use to build beautiful Android apps... Android 5.0 LollipopMaterial designMaterial design is a comprehensive guide for visual, motion, and interaction design across platforms and devices. Android 5.0 provides a new theme, new widgets for complex views, and new APIs for shadows and animations that help you implement material design

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