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Anyone familiar with Xcode will likely understand the breadth and depth of the Cocoa Touch library. This mobile development suite includes pre-built components for all of the native iOS functionality such as input fields, switches, sliders, and definitely buttons.
In this tutorial I’d like to show you a simple way to implement your own custom button graphics. I’ll be using the latest Xcode 4.2 release and building an application in iOS5. You do not need to understand Objective-C but it certainly doesn’t hurt the process. When building iPhone apps you’ll eventually have to deal with code so Objective-C should be something to embrace!
The popular design network Dribbble has grown substantially in just a few short years. Graphics designers and illustrators from all over the world have flocked onto the web seeking invites. But aside from the exclusivity their layout design has become a prominent factor of the entire branding.
I love the simplistic nature of their gallery-style photo boxes. It matches well with a community of designers excited to share their latest pixels with the world. In this tutorial I’ll go over techniques for constructing a similar design in HTML5 and CSS3. You can build a very similar page structure with just bare-bones essential CSS. Yet when we can utilize new browser-supported properties like box shadows the process becomes much more captivating.
In this post we have collected some photoshop and illustrator icon design tutorials. If you like these icon design tutorials you might also want to check out our previous posts below.
How to Make a Simple iOS style Book Icon
Social networking apps have become all the rage, especially with mobile users. You can’t search on Twitter or any corner of the web without finding some reference to checkin apps. The two industry giants are Foursquare and Gowalla which have both been online for just a few years. They feature many similar functions such as user checkins, badges, and friend feeds.
I’ll be demonstrating how to code a simple profile page similar to that of Foursquare. Their design is very simplistic with a 2-column layout split. We’ll be coding this page in HTML5 and CSS3, so I’ll be sure to introduce some of the newer techniques. Additionally I’ve offered the source code for free along with a live demo which you can check out below.