11. Collection Views

New to iOS 6, collection views present organized grids that lay out cells. These collections go well beyond standard table views and their vertically scrolling lists of cells. Collection views use many of the same concepts as tables but provide more power and more flexibility. With collection views, you create side-scrolling lists, grids, one-of-a-kind layouts like circles, and more. Plus, this new class offers integrated visual effects through layout specifications and lots of great features like snapping into place after scrolling.

As with tables, you can add an enormous range of implementation details to collection views. This chapter introduces you to the basics: to the collection view, its client sources, its special-purpose ...

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