Android Fundamentals: Styles and Themes

In this course, you will go through how to style widgets, or views of your application, along with selecting and applying appropriate themes to your app while keeping in mind the android device API level.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Oct 10, 2016
Duration
2h 47m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction
Styling Views
Using the Concept of Inheritance for Styling Views
Applying Themes
Maintaining Backward Compatibility
Exploring Practical Usage of Styles and Themes
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Oct 10, 2016
Duration
2h 47m
Description

An attractive user interface is the first impression of any application that the users come across. To provide a smooth, attractive, and consistent user-interface and design, the most important step that a developer should focus on is the themes and styles of the application. This course, Android Fundamentals: Styles and Themes, is all about how to apply styles to the views and widgets present in the android application, and choosing appropriate themes for an app. First, you will focus on how to apply styles to a View or ViewGroup, along with using the concept of inheritance for styling Views. Next, you'll go over customizing a theme for your application and which can help users identify the category of your application to some extent by just having a glance at it. Finally, you'll go over how best to handle some compatibility issues with your app for lower API level devices that will use it. When you are finished with this course, you'll have a better understanding of how to apply styles and themes to your Android applications.

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
Hi, I am Sriyank Siddhartha and welcome to my course of Android Fundamentals: Styles and Themes. I have several years of experience on Android and worked with several clients and developed a large number of applications specially based on E-commerce. Have you ever worked with styles and themes in your Android projects? As a beginner, it is a big pain to select an appropriate theme for the application and style your views and wizards in such a way that it gains users attention. Sometimes we find it really difficult from where to begin with. So here comes my course that covers all the basics and fundamental concepts related to styling and theming your application. Some of the major topics that we will cover include how to apply styles to your application, selecting and applying themes, styles and themes inheritance, providing backward compatibility to lower API levels, and at the end we will explore the practical uses of styles and themes. By the end of this course you will have a solid understanding of how to apply styles and themes to your application. I hope you will join me on this journey to explore styles and themes at Pluralsight. Thank you.