Any experienced iPhone programmer understands that you can't build much in the way of complex user interfaces without tables. Every time you throw together a lengthy list view, tables are a concern. More than that, the stock manner of rendering tables is performance-intensive and results in a visible choppiness in your UI. In this detailed O'Reilly Breakdown, Mike Morrison digs into how to optimize your tables. The result? Faster, smoother apps that still look classy and convey lots of information.
Do you know how nesting cells in a table affects your UI performance? Have you ever thought about the difference between making your cell transparent or giving it a solid background? These seemingly innocuous questions have a huge affect on your user's experience. iPhone programmer Mike Morrison tackles these small but critical issues one by one, taking a stuttery UI and turning it into a smooth, responsive one.
The experts in the O'Reilly Breakdown live video series not only break down the concepts of difficult and complex subjects, they also demonstrate practical implementation and use. Each episode features an experienced programmer, developer, or software designer working on real-world challenges, ranging from iPad user interface design and multi-tasking on Android phones to caching in cloud-based applications.
- Title: Optimizing Tables in iPhone Apps
- Release date: November 2010
- Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
- ISBN: 9781449301910