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The Developer Sketchbooks for iPhone and iPad Apps
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Over 250 Pages
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The Developer Sketchbook for iPad Apps includes:

  • 100 pages of 768x1024 grids for Portrait UI design (Preview)
  • 100 pages of 1024x768 grids for Landscape UI design (Preview)
  • 50 pages of square grids for App Icon design (Preview)
  • Dedicated space for detailed notes

Since it's typically not practical to carry around a book that's larger than an actual iPad, the Portrait and Landscape templates have been conveniently scaled down to fit within this portable 6" x 9" sketchbook.

ISBN-10: 1451544537
ISBN-13: 978-1451544534

Published: March 19, 2010

Design Faster & Increase Productivity!

Like most developers, when I have a new app idea for the iPhone or iPad, I like to first sketch the initial user interface design on paper. This process enables me to jot down my thoughts quickly, experimenting with different UI concepts and mapping out the navigational flow between the app's various screens. Once I'm satisfied with an optimized design, then I'll launch Xcode and create the actual UI in Interface Builder.

I was tired of constantly calculating the height measurements of commonly used interface components -- over and over again -- for every screen I drew on grid paper, so the pre-formatted design templates in these sketchbooks include unique visual markers and lines along the sides. Without interfering with my own sketches, these time-saving guidelines indicate the accurate size and placement of the:

    Guidelines
  • Status Bar
  • Navigation Controller
  • Toolbar
  • Tab Bar Controller
  • Portrait Keyboard
  • Landscape Keyboard
  • Rounded Corners (App Icon)
  • Glossy Bevel (App Icon)
  • Horizontal & Vertical Center
  • Split View (iPad Landscape)

These templates have saved me countless hours by streamlining my own user interface design efforts, so I decided to make them available as high-quality sketchbooks to benefit other iPhone and iPad developers. Enjoy!

– Dave Wooldridge

 
"The Developer Sketchbook is the most useful
of the three sketchbooks [reviewed]"

Mega-Super TUAW Shootout of the iPhone UI Sketchbooks
 
 
As the founder of Electric Butterfly, Dave Wooldridge has been developing award-winning web sites and software since 1995. When he's not creating Mac and iOS apps, he can be found writing. Dave is the author of The Business of iPhone and iPad App Development (Apress), a co-author of Beginning iPad Development for iPhone Developers (Apress), and has written numerous articles for leading tech publications, including a monthly software marketing column for MacTech Magazine. He is also an adjunct professor for New York University SCPS, teaching The Business Side of iPhone and iPad App Development (based on his Apress book). Follow Dave on Twitter: @ebutterfly
Buy the Book

Great Value!
Over 500 Pages
for only $19.99

Buy Now at Amazon.com

The Developer Sketchbook for iPhone Apps includes:

  • 100 pages of 320x480 grids for Portrait UI design (Preview)
  • 100 pages of 480x320 grids for Landscape UI design (Preview)
  • 200 pages of Flowcharts for outlining an app's navigation (Preview)
  • 100 pages of square grids for App Icon design (Preview)
  • Dedicated space for detailed notes

 
ISBN-10: 143925608X
ISBN-13: 978-1439256084

Published: Sept. 18, 2009

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