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Google Maps API for Android

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A Guide for Upgrading to Ruby on Rails 4.2.0

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November 2013

11 May 2013

Brand book producing guide

What Is A Brand Book?

Essentially, brand book is a set of rules that explain how your brand works. It lies at the core of every strong company and often reveals inner details, aims and marketing techniques. 

Usually brand guidelines includes some basic information such as:

  1. strategic brand overview;
  2. logo specifications;
  3. color palette;
  4. typography;
  5. patterns and illustrations;
  6. examples of business stationery;
  7. brochure/flier layout options for publicity;
  8. outdoor advertising specifications.

What To Include?

Strategic brand overview

Your brand is more than your logo, name or slogan — it’s the entire experience your prospects and customers have with your company, products ...

11 May 2013

Design Icons for iOS Apps with PaintCode

PaintCode is a shiny little but yet powerful graphical tool developed by PixelCut, which seeks to facilitate the creation of UI elements for iOS and Mac OS in a really fancy way. The application is available in Apple App Store with a trial version as well. It is a drawing app that by using vector graphics generates all UI elements as Objective-C code in real time. You draw the shape and it produces the code that can be copied and pasted into your application in your own drawing method to display it on the screen. Let's get it on ...

11 Apr 2013

iOS UI that shines forever with UIAppearance and Core Graphic

Traditionally, developers build UI relying on resources included within the application package with a huge part of it as images, sprites, backgrounds and then by using built in API present the complex graphical interface on the screen. 

Since iOS 5 developers can finally change the tint and outlook most of elements without much trouble. The UIAppearance protocol was added to simplify custom styling of iOS application UI elements and the classes that support the UIAppearance protocol have access to an appearance selector. This selector returns the appearance proxy for the receiver. With this proxy you can call selectors like setTintColor ...