iOS Auto Layout: Adaptive UIs for All Devices

Building a user interface for all the different iPhones and iPads on the market can be a daunting task. This course will teach you the technologies to tackle this challenge, including auto layout, trait collections, scroll views, and more.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
January 25, 2017
Duration
5h 50m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
January 25, 2017
Duration
5h 50m
Description

Today, developers are faced with the task of building user interfaces that can adapt to a large number of devices. On iOS, there are three different screen sizes for both the iPhones and iPads. Then both sets of devices can be in either a portrait and landscape orientation. Finally, the iPad also supports multitasking with two apps running side-by-side. In this course, iOS Auto Layout: Adaptive UIs for All Devices, you will learn how to leverage technologies provided by Apple to build a clean simple user interface that can adjust to any size. First, you will learn to use auto layout along with the scroll view, size classes, and pseudo-languages to create an adaptive and flexible user interface. Then you'll explore how to create a user interface within one storyboard file, customizing the navigation to work on both the iPhone and iPad. Finally, you'll learn how to make your layout exist alongside other apps in iPad multitasking mode. When you're finished with this course, you will have the foundation to succeed in building apps that work on all iOS devices from the start of your project.

About the author
About the author

James Wilson is a Mobile Developer that specializes in iOS. He comes from a background in .NET, but spends the majority of his time in Objective-C, Swift, and iOS.

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Transcript
Transcript

Hi everyone, my name is James Wilson and welcome to my course iOS Auto Layout: Adaptive UIs for All Devices.

I am an iOS developer at Rodale Inc.

Today, there are so many different sized iPhone and iPads in the market and it can be overwhelming to build user interfaces that can adapt to all of these different screen sizes.

In this course, we’re going to leverage several technologies with a key focus on Auto Layout that will let us build an app that will work and adapt to every iPhone and iPad. In addition, the app will work in iPad multitasking mode.

Some of the major topics that we will cover include:

  • Working with UIScrollView and Auto Layout.
  • In-depth look at iOS Adaptivity using Trait Collections.
  • Building Adaptive User Interfaces using Interface Builder.
  • Customizing the navigation so it will adapt to the iPhone, iPad, and iPad Multitasking mode.
  • Use advanced concepts from Auto Layout to create a truly flexible user interface.
  • Leverage Xcode pseudo-languages and dynamic text to push our constraints to new limits.
By the end of this course you will have a firm understanding of how Auto Layout, Trait Collections, and Scroll Views allow you to build truly flexible user interfaces that can adapt to all the different iOS devices on the market today.

Before beginning the course you should be familiar with using Xcode and Interface Builder. The code used in this course is in Swift, but you should at least be comfortable working in Swift, Objective-C, or C# with Xamarin. Finally, a solid understanding of Auto Layout is required. You can always check out the iOS Auto Layout Fundamentals course on Pluralsight before starting this course.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey to create truly adaptive user interfaces with the iOS Auto Layout: Adaptive UIs for All Devices course, at Pluralsight.