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Jun 28, 2019
1h 59m
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A layout defines the structure for a user interface in your app, such as in an Activity and plays a major role in providing a user experience. In this course, Android Fundamentals: Layouts, you will learn the fundamentals of designing layouts in Android. First, you will learn using most commonly used layouts in Android such as LinearLayout, FrameLayout, and RelativeLayout. Next, you will discover using modern layouts in Android such as CoordinatorLayout, and ConstraintLayout. Finally, you will explore how to improve your layout performance using tools such as Layout Inspector and optimize layouts using special XML elements. When you are finished with this course, you will have skills and knowledge of Android layouts needed to build a robust user interface.

About the author
About the author

Sriyank is a passionate software developer and loves to share his knowledge through his blogs and video courses. He follows "share and gain" principle which led him to publish many courses online. Though he has a deep love for Android he also specializes in other mobile app platforms such as iOS and also web development frameworks such as Laravel. He started his journey of sharing knowledge by holding hands-on workshops in various top level Indian Institutes such as NITs and IITs which eventually made him the speaker of one of the Google Developers Groups India which further supported his workshops in many more institutions. Currently Sriyank is working as freelance software developer and a proud online trainer. Apart from this, he loves to travel and explore new places.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
[Autogenerated] Hi. This is Sriyank Siddhartha, and welcome to my course on Android Fundamentals: Layouts . I am a freelance Android developer and trainer with several years of experience in the field of Android. User interface plays a very significant role to determine your application's success. Without a user interface, your application user can't interact with your application. In Android, a layout defines the structure for a user interface, such as in an activity. All elements in the layout are built using a hierarchy or view and view group objects. So in this course, we are going to talk about all the fundamentals of designing layouts in Android. Some of the major topics that we will cover in this course includes core layout concepts, such as what are views, view groups, and commonly used UI-related terminology so as to prepare the foundation for this course; most traditional and most commonly used layouts in Android, such as leaner layout, frame layout, and relative layout; modern layouts in Android, such as coordinator layout and constraint layout. Finally, we will explore how to enhance UI performance. So by the end of this course, you will have a very strong foundation of how to effectively design layouts in Android. Before you begin with the course, you should be familiar with using Android Studio, the structure of an Android project, how to run an application in the emulator, and just the basics and syntax of the Kotlin programming language. I hope you will join me on this journey to learn layouts in Android, only at Pluralsight.