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Android Design Patterns and Best Practice by Kyle Mew

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The navigation drawer

Although it is possible to have sliding drawers appear from either side of the screen, the navigation drawer should always be on the left and should have a higher elevation than all other views apart from the status and navigation bars. Think of the navigation drawer as a permanent fixture that spends most of its time hidden just off the edge of the screen:

The navigation drawer

Prior to the design library, components such as the navigation view had to be constructed from other views, and although the library vastly simplifies this process and saves us having to implement many material principles by hand, there are still several guidelines that ...

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