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UI Design for Developers

22 sections - 3 hours of video

In this course we'll learn how to use design systems, set up break points, typography, spacing, navigation, size rules for adapting to the iPad, mobile and web versions, and different techniques that translate well from design to code.

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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.

22 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 for Developers

Learn just enough visual design to be dangerous as a developer

3:46

2

UI Patterns and Inspiration

Design from scratch using known patterns and create wireframes

13:52

3

Colors and Branding

Create your color palette using monochromatic, analogous and complimentary colors

12:51

4

Gradients and Backgrounds

Design backgrounds from simple shapes and apply gradients from analogous colors

10:10

5

Stroke and Blobs

Customize the stroke and generate new designs with Looper

12:55

6

Illustrations and Mockups

Elevate your presentation with mockups and illustrations

9:37

7

Typography and Accessibility

Basic rules and system for type design for maximum legibility

9:18

8

Text Styles and Buttons

Set consistent font styles and create buttons with auto layout

8:57

9

Grid and Spacing

Learn about layout grid, rulers and auto layout spacing

8:46

10

Navigation and Components

Create reusable UI elements across multiple screens

10:55

11

Visual Hierarchy and Depth

Apply colors, shadows and background blur to give priority and increase clarity

12:12

12

Cards and Content

Design the content using a flexible card UI

12:54

13

Flexible List Layout

Create list rows and columns that are flexible and reusable

12:47

14

Icons and Customizations

Customize complex icons and font icons like SF Symbols

13:46

15

Vectors and Booleans

Create icons from scratch using the shape and drawing tools

15:00

16

Design Transformations

Quickly rearrange existing components into new designs

11:24

17

Forms and Modals

Design a sign up layout with inputs and a button

13:35

18

UI States and Background Blur

Design button states and error messages

15:49

19

Success Modal and Confetti

Design a floating modal with a success message and confetti

10:29

20

Redesign and Iterations

Revisiting backgrounds, content and design system

15:04

21

Organizing your Layers

Organizing your Layers

11:20

22

Pages and Nested Components

Setting components inside components and creating pages

8:45

Learn by doing

What you'll build

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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Read offline using Books for iOS, Mac or other apps that can read this format.

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Meet the instructor

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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27 courses - 125 hours

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React Livestreams

Learn how we can use React Hooks to build web apps using libraries, tools, apis and frameworks

4 hrs

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Design Founder Livestreams

A journey on how we built DesignCode covering product design, management, analytics, revenue and a good dose of learning from our successes and failures

2 hrs

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SwiftUI Advanced Handbook

An extensive series of tutorials covering advanced topics related to SwiftUI, with a main focus on backend and logic to take your SwiftUI skills to the next level

3 hrs

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iOS Design Handbook

A complete guide to designing for iOS 14 with videos, examples and design files

2 hrs

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SwiftUI Handbook

A comprehensive series of tutorials covering Xcode, SwiftUI and all the layout and development techniques

5 hrs

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Build a web app with React Hooks

Learn how we built the new Design+Code site with React Hooks using Gatsby, Netlify, and advanced CSS techniques with Styled Components.

4 hrs

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Figma Handbook

A comprehensive guide to the best tips and tricks in Figma

1 hrs

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UI Design Handbook

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

2 hrs

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SwiftUI for iOS 14

Build a multi-platform app from scratch using the new techniques in iOS 14. We'll use the Sidebar and Lazy Grids to make the layout adaptive for iOS, iPadOS, macOS Big Sur and we'll learn the new Matched Geometry Effect to create beautiful transitions between screens without the complexity. This course is beginner-friendly and is taught step-by-step in a video format.

3 hrs

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SwiftUI Livestreams

This is a compilation of the SwiftUI live streams hosted by Meng. Over there he talks and teaches how to use design systems, typography, navigation, iOS 14 Design, prototyping, animation and Developer Handoff.

17 hrs

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UI Design Livestreams

This is a compilation of the UI live streams hosted by Meng. Over there he talks and teaches how to use design systems, typography, navigation, iOS 14 Design, prototyping, animation and Developer Handoff.

22 hrs

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UI Design for Developers

In this course we'll learn how to use design systems, set up break points, typography, spacing, navigation, size rules for adapting to the iPad, mobile and web versions, and different techniques that translate well from design to code.

3 hrs

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Build an app with SwiftUI Part 3

This course was written for designers and developers who are passionate about design and about building real apps for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. SwiftUI works across all of those platforms. While the code is not a one-size-fits-all, the controls and techniques involved can apply to all platforms. It is beginner-friendly, but it is also packed with design tricks and cool workflows about building the best UIs and interactions.

4 hrs

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Build an app with SwiftUI Part 2

This course was written for designers and developers who are passionate about design and about building real apps for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. SwiftUI works across all of those platforms. While the code is not a one-size-fits-all, the controls and techniques involved can apply to all platforms. It is beginner-friendly, but it is also packed with design tricks and cool workflows about building the best UIs and interactions.

4 hrs

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Build a full site in Webflow

Webflow is a design tool that can build production-ready experiences without code. You can implement CSS-driven adaptive layouts, build complex interactions and deploy all in one tool. Webflow also comes with a built-in content management system (CMS) and Ecommerce for creating a purchase experience without the need of third-party tools.

3 hrs

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Advanced Prototyping in ProtoPie

ProtoPie is a cross-platform prototyping tool that creates prototypes nearly as powerful as those made with code, with half of the efforts, and zero code. It's perfect for designers who want to quickly experiment with advanced interactions using variables, conditions, sensors and more.

3 hrs

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Build an app with SwiftUI Part 1

This course was written for designers and developers who are passionate about design and about building real apps for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. SwiftUI works across all of those platforms. While the code is not a one-size-fits-all, the controls and techniques involved can apply to all platforms. It is beginner-friendly, but it is also packed with design tricks and cool workflows about building the best UIs and interactions.

4 hrs

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UI Interactions in Framer Playground

Framer makes it incredibly easy to add complex user interactions inside your prototype, taking your design and code components to the next level. Playground allows you to quickly test new concepts within the all-new in-app code editor. You can combine your current app flow with new code components created in Playground.

3 hrs

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React Native for Designers Part 2

React Native is a popular Javascript framework that builds on top of React by using native components to create a real mobile app indistinguishable from one made using Xcode or Android Studio. The main difference with native development is that you get to use CSS, hot-reload, Javascript and other familiar techniques that the Web has grown over the past decades. Most importantly, you're building for both iOS and Android using the same codebase.

3 hrs

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React Native for Designers

React Native is a popular Javascript framework that builds on top of React by using native components to create a real mobile app indistinguishable from one made using Xcode or Android Studio. The main difference with native development is that you get to use CSS, hot-reload, Javascript and other familiar techniques that the Web has grown over the past decades. Most importantly, you're building for both iOS and Android using the same codebase.

5 hrs

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Design and Code in Framer X

Create powerful design and code components for your app and design system. Framer X is the only design tool to allows you to create code components that can be used in a React site. Developers can truly collaborate with designers in creating consistent and production-ready components.

3 hrs

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Design System in Figma

Learn how to use and design a collaborative and powerful design system in Figma. Design Systems provide a shared library of reusable components and guidelines and that will let you build products much faster

3 hrs

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React for Designers

Learn how to build a modern site using React and the most efficient libraries to get your site/product online. Get familiar with Grid CSS, animations, interactions, dynamic data with Contentful and deploying your site with Netlify.

3 hrs

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Swift Advanced

Learn Swift a robust and intuitive programming language created by Apple for building apps for iOS, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch

9 hrs

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Learn Swift

Learn Swift a robust and intuitive programming language created by Apple for building apps for iOS, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch

4 hrs

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Learn Sketch

Learn Sketch a design tool entirely vector-based and focused on user interface design

5 hrs

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Learn iOS 11 Design

Learn colors, typography and layout for iOS 8

1 hrs

Flutter

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Fabio Sasso

Founder of ABDZ

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Fabio Sasso

Founder of ABDZ

My first iOS app is available on the AppStore. I literally didn’t know anything about SwiftUI (still not much) and in probably 4 weeks was able to recreate my android app for iOS. Highly recommend MengTo videos!

Haawa

iOS Developer

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Haawa

iOS Developer

Hey MengTo, I launched my iOS/watchOS app RunnerGoal almost completely built with SwiftUI. Thank you for the design lessons and many controls and animation that I used from you SwiftUI course. Man bowing deeply.

Anthony Collurafici

Designer

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Anthony Collurafici

Designer

Simple Ratio is Live! After years of designing apps, I can finally say I built my own. Big thanks to Meng To for getting me started with SwiftUI.

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

Pablo Stanley

Designer at Blush

Meng To's book totally changed my design workflow. It even inspired me to start design workshops and YouTube tutorials.

Rachel Nelson

Mobile developer

Your first book was extremely helpful for me because, like yourself, I also started off as a pixel-pusher and I liked to make things look pretty without thinking too much of how design really functions. Your book has really helped me to fine-tune my skills in design!

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