Aug 25, 2019 • Nadia IdrisThis article is a pragmatic guide for developers and designers who want to learn how to build responsive web applications
Jul 21, 2018 • Nadia IdrisIn this article, I am going to do a deep dive into Android screen density and provide some guidance on how to design for such a huge diversity of screen densities. Having a firm grasp of this is critical in being able to create wireframes and designs in Sketch that can be implemented on actual devices (phones, tablets, laptops, TVs, wearables).
Dec 2, 2017 • Nazmul IdrisAs of Android API level 27, there are too many ways to load custom fonts in Android apps. This article will show you how to use downloadable fonts (from Google Fonts) using the latest support library. 🖋
Nov 15, 2017 • Nadia IdrisThe goal of this series of articles is to help you to learn Flexbox in a fun interactive way and then help you to build simple real life examples using Flexbox 📦
Nov 14, 2017 • Nadia IdrisThis is a second article on 2 part series. In this article you will learn how to build a simple example responsive navigation design using Flexbox and media queries. 📦
May 25, 2017 • Nazmul IdrisThis tutorial is a deep dive in the use of Redux in React Native projects. It will show you how to architect apps that rely on external web services, and Firebase. The code for this tutorial is on GitHub.
Apr 26, 2017 • Nazmul IdrisThis tutorial is a deep dive of Flexbox layout and FlatList. It will show you how to take a wireframe and compose React Native components out of it. The code for this tutorial is on GitHub.
Apr 14, 2017 • Nazmul IdrisThis tutorial is a deep dive of React Navigation, which is the way to do in app navigation. It also goes into the best practices for styling your app and how to collaborate with designers for styling. The code for this tutorial is in GitHub.
Mar 31, 2017 • Nazmul IdrisThis tutorial will show you how to get started quickly with React Native for mobile app development on Android and iOS. It focuses on Flexbox layouts, Navigation, and cross platform considerations. The code for this tutorials is in GitHub.
Jan 27, 2017 • Nazmul IdrisRedux and React are things that are normally associated with web development. Redux is a beautiful design pattern that can help with any application, even native ones! I used Firebase in order to do cross platform data synchronization across web and mobile clients. I also used Firebase auth and Material Design to craft a real-world app. The code for this tutorial is in GitHub.
Oct 6, 2016 • Nazmul IdrisThe purpose of this tutorial is to serve as a starting point for a real world React, Redux, and Firebase example. The starter project is on GitHub.
Oct 2, 2016 • Nazmul IdrisThe purpose of this tutorial is to serve as a starting point for a real world React and Firebase example. The starter project is on GitHub.
Oct 12, 2010 • Nazmul IdrisAndroid applications run in a native Linux process, in the underlying Linux OS. This process houses activities (screens), widgets, and services (non visual long running application parts). When working with Android apps, it is important to remember to keep long running code running in threads that are not tied to the main thread or event dispatch thread, in order to get an “application not responding” error. A common mistake that is made is long running tasks are performed in this EDT/main thread, and this leads to lots of application failures.
Feb 2, 2008 • Nazmul IdrisThis tutorial will show you how to use SwingX's JXBusyLabel component to display an indeterminate progress indicator. It will also show you advanced configuration options that allow you to create different and interesting indeterminate progress indicators using the BusyPainter.
Jan 28, 2008 • Nazmul IdrisThis tutorial will walk you through the steps required to use JXTaskPane and JXTaskPaneContainer in SwingX. You will learn how to change the default color schemes of these components, and add components and actions to task panes.
Dec 24, 2007 • Nazmul IdrisThis tutorial will introduce you to the SwingX API and the concept of Painters. It will give you an idea of the kinds of effects you can create with them as well, with code examples.
Nov 9, 2007 • Nazmul IdrisThis tutorial outlines some of the interesting behaviors exhibited by SwingWorker when running background tasks are canceled in flight
Sep 24, 2007 • Nazmul IdrisI needed to perform animations in the app that I'm building for ScreamingToaster desktop app framework using Java and Swing. I needed to build animations that show a transition from one screen to another. This is slightly different than creating custom, or modified components which perform a function and have a set of graphical effects. I needed animations that would transition my user interface from one "screen" to the next. The screens themselves could be panels or components (part of the whole app, or the entire app itself). While I'd been writing much of this code myself, to do these animations, it just got really tedious and frustrating to add this level of complexity to my code, when all I needed were some simple animations. I've been using the SwingX API and the TimingFramework API to perform the animations and leverage the components, however, this last piece was missing. And this last piece just got delivered by Chet Haase, as a part of the binary deliverables with his (and Romain Guy's) great book - Filthy Rich Clients.
Jun 10, 2007 • Nazmul IdrisI needed to perform animations in the desktop app framework that I'm building for ScreamingToaster. I needed to build animations that move various components around on the screen, and other animations that pop up components on top of existing components, etc. After creating a few of these effects, I realized that I was doing the same thing over and over again, which is why I decided to write this tutorial to encapsulate this pattern, in the hopes that I will help others doing the same thing.