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31 Free Clean Icon Sets For Minimal Web Design All clever things are usually very simple. Sometimes you just want to stay with the old valuables and keep it subtle. These icons will look great with clean and minimal web designs and also notice since almost all of them are monochromatic you can put different colors, create your own letterpress and different effects without spending time to create your own actual icon. I think minimal and letterpress effects currently are very popular in webdesigns and many designers will find this collection useful and worth bookmarking! Note: We just created new icon set collection, edition 2012, check it out here, 25 more icon sets! 1. Smartphone UI Patterns Action Bar Action bar is an application branded top bar that provides users access to frequently used actions on each screen. Check out Google I/O 2010 conference presentation Android UI design patterns for a conference presentation about UI design patterns. It features the action bar pattern.

android-scripting SL4A's source has moved to github. The issue tracker, wiki, and downloads will continue to be hosted here. Scripting Layer for Android (SL4A) brings scripting languages to Android by allowing you to edit and execute scripts and interactive interpreters directly on the Android device. These scripts have access to many of the APIs available to full-fledged Android applications, but with a greatly simplified interface that makes it easy to get things done. Using the Android Emulator The Android SDK includes a virtual mobile device emulator that runs on your computer. The emulator lets you prototype, develop and test Android applications without using a physical device. The Android emulator mimics all of the hardware and software features of a typical mobile device, except that it cannot place actual phone calls. It provides a variety of navigation and control keys, which you can "press" using your mouse or keyboard to generate events for your application. It also provides a screen in which your application is displayed, together with any other active Android applications.

Making it Work: Flat Design and Color Trends We’ve talked a lot here about the flat design trend here at Designmodo. We’ve raved about it, showed you plenty of cool examples and even developed a free user interface kit for you to download and use for projects. But what if you want to do it yourself? How to Zoom and Pan with SVG (Preliminary) This topic shows you how to use Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) to zoom and pan, and ends with an example of a complex organizational chart that can be zoomed and panned. Basic HTML and JavaScript knowledge are assumed, as well as access to a browser that can render inline SVG in HTML5, such as Windows Internet Explorer 9 and later. Introduction In this topic we’ll first discuss how to zoom and pan in SVG using a detailed SVG test graphic. We’ll then describe how to use Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Visio 2010 to create a complex SVG organizational (org) chart, which can be displayed by an SVG-enabled browser.

Core App Quality Guidelines App quality directly influences the long-term success of your app—in terms of installs, user rating and reviews, engagement, and user retention. Android users expect high-quality apps, even more so if they've spent money on them. This document helps you assess basic aspects of quality in your app through a compact set of core app quality criteria and associated tests. All Android apps should meet these criteria. Before publishing your app, make sure to test it against these criteria to ensure that it functions well on many devices, meets Android standards for navigation and design, and is prepared for promotional opportunities in the Google Play Store. Your testing will go well beyond what's described here—the purpose of this document is to specify the essential characteristics of basic quality so that you can include them in your test plans.

Apache Cordova API Documentation This guide describes how to set up your development environment for Cordova and run a sample application. Note that Cordova used to be called PhoneGap, so some of the sites still use the old PhoneGap name. 1. Requirements Making Beautiful Android App Icons Posted by Roman Nurik, Android Developer Relations For most users, the launcher icon (sometimes referred to as the app icon) is the first impression of your app. As higher density screens on both phones and tablets gain popularity, it's important to make sure your launcher icon is crisp and high quality. To do this, make sure you’re including XHDPI (320dpi) and XXHDPI (480dpi) versions of the icon in your app. In addition to the current launcher icon guidelines, please also refer to these additional important guidelines when creating your icons:

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