Apple has released a collection of helpful design resources that encompass various UI elements of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. User Interface elements including the Home Screen, notifications, various screens, controls, buttons, glyphs, and views are available through the freely available templates, making it simple to mockup and design an app with visual accuracy.
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iOS 8 looks mostly similar to iOS 7, but there are enough interface changes to make it different, and there are actually many more subtle adjustments than most users may initially recognize. The developers and designers out there do notice that kind of thing though, and this excellent vector-based GUI element kit from the talented … Read More
Whether you love it or hate it, there’s no denying the new system font of iOS is slimmer, lighter, and more modern looking. If you’re a graphic artist, developer, or designer looking to make your own designs or mockups that fit into Apple’s new design language, using the proper font is a good place to … Read More
The designers at Teehan+Lax have built a complete iOS 7 GUI elements template, and are now offering it for free as a very functional PSD file. Everything is fully layered, well-labeled, and organized logically, making it an excellent tool to use for mocking up apps and concepts as they would appear natively in the completely … Read More
Designers Teehan+Lax have an excellent habit of releasing free high quality PSD files of user interface elements from iOS, and they’ve done it again for iOS 6 and iPhone 5. Compiled as a very well labeled and layered photoshop document, the latest iOS 6 GUI kit includes virtually all the UI elements from the latest … Read More
Designers and developers will appreciate the newly released retina iPad GUI elements template available now as a free PSD download from Teehan+Lax. Based on iOS 5.1 and the new iPad’s retina UI elements, these PSD files are an excellent resource for quickly mocking up iPad apps, workflows, and general iOS concepts. You’ll need Adobe Photoshop … Read More
If you’re spending the time and money to develop an iOS app, don’t skimp on the icon. This may sound like silly advice, but the fact is a good icon can make your app stand out in the App Store and on a users home screen, encouraging both downloads and use.
Color Oracle is a free app that makes simulating color blindness easy, allowing for a real time look at how those with different types of color impairments will view images on screen. The utility “takes the guesswork out of designing for color blindness” and according to it’s developers, uses the best available algorithm for simulating … Read More
Whether you’re a UX or UI designer, app developer, or just want to create some mockups of Mac OS X Lion apps for fun, don’t miss these free OS X Lion UI Element kits from designers Jonatan Castro and Joshua Geiger. The GUI kits come as well labeled multi-layered PSD files that have all the … Read More
Have you ever wondered what your mouse is doing when it’s moving around all day as you work? Well with a cool app called IOGraphica, you can do exactly that on a Mac or Windows PC. The end result is quite interesting as you can see from the pictures.
If you plan on developing or designing for the iPad this could be very valuable to you, the folks over at teehan+lax have created a fantastic PSD file of the iPad’s GUI elements, all arranged quite well. The elements are created using vectors so they’re completely scalable, and the files resolution and design is set … Read More