Tag Archive: ux


AndrodiIcon_GimpFU

The androidicon gimpfu script floating around does nto have xdpi or ldi support, so I added it. The gist for it.

Navigation Test One

Okay so I want swipe navigation through 5 application screens, 4 corners and the center representing the dashboard. The idea is to use the appLogo as the navigation indicator that way you take up no extra space and within the UI of the application itself.

Just enough contrast in the logo so whatever I use as the navigation indicator shows up in a way that is immediately discernible to the end user. Thus, now since I have the graphics worked out I can focus on competing the swipe navigation code this week. Of course the graphics may change. Why? I may need to provide a visual hint that the navigation indicators will be there, for  example I could do a rectangle select and modify the layer with dodge, burn, grain extract, etc to contrast just enough visually that the user sees a rectangle in all the four corners.

My Gimp Palettes and Gradients for Android UX at DeviantArt.

If yo will be using 3d to creatively impact your android UI, DAZ3d is offering free downloads of their pro versions of Bryce,Hexagon, and DazStudio until the end of February. The Daz link can be found in this article at the  bottom of the article. While Painter has an opensource clone called MyPaint which is quite good as a replacement, Bryce and Daz Studio do not have good opensource replacements. Its over $800 in free software.

Android Design Site

So we have an android design site. Yeah, some details are backwards though. You know that zip file of color swatches that you downloaded from that site? Did you examine the ase, aco or gpl file yet, no really?

Let me explain something. I do not now about you but when I work with graphics typically I take the palette file and break that up into a palette file for each color. Why? Because then you can derive a gradient which obviously should match those color tones anyway. And having those gradients and palettes, 9 in total will than allow you to do very good looking icons because they are using the right colors.

Sorry was kind of ‘knee-deep’ in planning how I will be executing my application themes that will derive from the Holo theme so that I have some control over how my application looks in pre android-4 devices.

Twitter Bootstrap 2.0 WIP

if anyone wants to see what Twitter Bootstrap 2.0 WIP looks like being used, try:

 

http://shareme.github.com

I just redesigned it over the weekend, still some minor tweaks to go but I am happy with it.