Archive for the ‘Transparency’ Category

App UI / UX – Part 3

Friday, June 6th, 2014

In the previous article we applied some custom typefaces to our app which displayed temperature and humidity information obtained from a Texas Instruments SensorTag over Bluetooth LE. One disappointing thing was that we were displaying the rather lofty temperature of 27°C (in UK terms, anyway) against a blue background, which rather implies cold rather than warm. In this article we’ll look at changing the background colour according to the measured temperature.
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Dynamic Icon – Part 2

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

In the previous article we got a basic app set up and got our images set up ready to create an image in which part of the colour could change depending on the values of three SeekBars representing the red, green, and blue components. In this article we’ll look at how we actually apply those colour values and create the required image.
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Transparency – Part 4

Friday, June 15th, 2012

In the previous article in this series we have looked at some techniques for using transparency as a means to keep our text clearly visible. In this article we’re going to move away from text and look at some other neat things that we can do with transparency.
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Transparency – Part 3

Friday, June 8th, 2012

In the previous article we looked at the GridLayout label pattern and explored how it is designed to keep the label text visible irrespective of the background. In this article we’ll look at this concept further.
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Transparency – Part 2

Friday, June 1st, 2012

In the previous article in this series we looked at some dry examples which demonstrated some important aspects of using transparency in our UI. In this article we shall have a look at some real-world examples of how we can use transparency.
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Transparency – Part 1

Friday, May 25th, 2012

In this series of articles, we’ll take a look at transparency and how we can use it within our UI to create some nice effects. In this article we’ll have a look at some of the basics.
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