Chapter 4: Getting Started with Layouts and Material Design

We have already seen the Android Studio user interface (UI) designer, as well as Java, in action. In this hands-on chapter, we will build three more layouts—still quite simple, yet a step up from what we have done so far.

Before we get to the hands-on part, we will have a quick introduction to the concept of Material Design.

We will see another type of layout called LinearLayout, and step through using it to create a usable UI. We will take things a step further using ConstraintLayout, both with understanding constraints and with designing more complex and precise UI designs. Finally, we will meet TableLayout, for laying out data in an easily readable table.

We will also write some ...

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