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UI Design Handbook

35 sections - 2 hours of video

A comprehensive guide to the best tips and tricks for UI design. Free tutorials for learning user interface design.

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Taught by Meng To

Purchase includes access to 30+ courses, 100+ premium tutorials, 120+ hours of videos, source files and certificates.

35 topics

All techniques are explained step-by-step, in a beginner-friendly format so that you can easily follow in a cohesive way.

1

UI Design Aesthetic

Learn about UI design aesthetics.

3:52

2

Design for accessibility

Learn about accessibility in design.

1:59

3

Localization

Read more about the importance of localization.

1:14

4

Color Selection

Select colors for your projects

5:06

5

Pick Fonts

Select the most suitable fonts for your design.

3:35

6

Font Managers

Manage your fonts more efficiently.

2:06

7

Icon Organizer

Organize your icons in a better way.

2:59

8

UI Sound Design

Importance of sound in UI design

4:25

9

Stock Images

Find the right images for your UI

1:29

10

Image optimization

Optimize your images to improve performance.

1:46

11

Illustrations

Add illustrations to your design project

1:38

12

Realistic Mockups

Resources to add realistic mockups to your design.

2:47

13

UI 3D Assets

Work with 3D assets in your design projects

2:29

14

Introduction to Animations

Learn about basic animations in UI design.

5:09

15

UI Animation Resources

List of tools and resources for UI animation.

1:45

16

Apple Watch Faces

Create customizable watch faces for the Apple watch

2:06

17

Designing for Apple Watch

Getting started with Apple Watch Design

4:24

18

Designing for Apple TV

Learn the basics steps to design for Apple TV

1:58

19

Design for Game Center

Learn how to design for Game Center

3:43

20

Designing for CarPlay

Learn the basics of designing for CarPlay

1:37

21

Designing App Clips

Learn how to design app clips for iOS

7:05

22

Designing Widgets

Design widgets for your applications.

3:29

23

Design Systems

Create design systems for a better workflow.

1:27

24

UI Kits

Learn more about UI Kits and where to find them.

3:33

25

Prototyping Tools

Learn about prototyping tools.

3:22

26

Voice prototyping

Take a look at voice prototyping.

2:14

27

Prototyping with Code

Read more about prototyping with code.

3:01

28

Turn your Designs into Code

Learn how to turn your Designs into Code.

2:18

29

Version Control Tools

Share and synchronize your files with your team

2:12

30

Developer Handoff

Learn more about developer handoff.

1:05

31

Color Theory

Understand color theory to select the best color themes for your application.

10:35

32

Dark Interfaces

Add dark mode to your application.

3:53

33

Icons

Learn more about UI icons.

10:32

34

Background Patterns

Create beautiful background patterns.

5:41

35

Typographic Scales

Learn more about typographic scales.

2:40

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Redesign your existing app or start from scratch as you follow along and learn the techniques.

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120+ hours of video

120+ hours of video

Subtitles in English, Chinese

Subtitles in English, Chinese

Source files, ePub

Source files, ePub

UI, icons, illustrations

UI, icons, illustrations

Premium, support chat

Premium, support chat

Source files

Source files

Design templates and source code files are included to help you learn.

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Meet the instructors

We all try to be consistent with our way of teaching step-by-step, providing source files and prioritizing design in our courses.

Meng To

I design, code and write

Meng To is the author of Design+Code. Meng started off his career as a self-taught designer from Montreal and eventually traveled around the world for 2 years as his US VISA was denied. During his travels, he wrote a book which now has 35,000 readers.

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Artem Adams

Artchitect at IBM

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Artem Adams

Artchitect at IBM

Learned a lot from your course to port my app from #AppleWatch to #iPhone, #iPad and #Mac. All SwiftUI, one code base, iCloud, learn words with Widgets.

Christiano Mere

Designer

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Christiano Mere

Designer

My studies of swiftUI with a little help and inspirations of @designcodeio and @MengTo. Thanks for the today's live. Illustrations by @FireartStudio

Jiani Li

UI/UX Designer/Developer

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Jiani Li

UI/UX Designer/Developer

Bucket is now live in @AppAirport! Thanks to @designcodeio by @MengTo, I was able to learn #SwiftUI and built the app in 2 months.

Damjan Dimovski

Senior iOS Developer at 3PDevelopment

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Damjan Dimovski

Senior iOS Developer at 3PDevelopment

Made using SwiftUI and @MengTo's awesome Design+Code courses on SwiftUI and UI design!

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Designer at Invision

The new React for Designers course by @mengto is my dream course since I started learning front-end dev as a designer! I wish a similar course would have existed back in the days. Everything is in one place for designers, this is just pure gold! ✨

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