Chapter 8. Displaying items in the app

This chapter covers

  • The principles behind a good user interface
  • How everyone can find and use what they’re looking for
  • Making visual elements clear and consistent

In this chapter, I cover one of the most obvious aspects of an app. It’s what most people focus on, and it’s the most visible—it’s what you display onscreen. What you display and how you do it are crucial to your app’s success. To not give people adequate consideration can leave you with an app that’s confusing, misleading, or otherwise hard to use.

The creation of UIs is a large and complex topic. Many books focus solely on this topic, so for me to try to cover everything in this one chapter is unrealistic. Instead, this chapter focuses on ...

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