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Author Archives: Jessica Thornsby

Jessica Thornsby is a technical writer based in Sheffield. When she isn't obsessing over Android and open source, she enjoys researching her family tree, running the CD reviews section over at Leeds Music Scene, and hanging out with her animals.

Build Brighter Apps: Using Colour in Android


One of the most effective ways of making your Android app stand out is to add some colour. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to quickly and easily apply colour to a range of UI elements: backgrounds, text and buttons, and demonstrate how to make working with colours easier by defining them in a designated XML file. In the ...

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