Join Simon Allardice for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating icons for OS X applications, part of Cocoa Essential Training.
So far we have just been letting Xcode use the default application icon for our…Cocoa Apps, that's the one that looks like this.…You might see it in Xcode itself, but this icon is actually attached to the…application itself, and unless we say otherwise, it's the one we are going to be using.…Now creating icons for a Mac application is really two issues.…There is the technical side, what do we need to do to make this work?…And of course the creative side, what are all the things we could do with the…icon design, things like color, perspective, should we use text and so on?…Now for the creative side of things, I am going to point you mainly to the…terrific section in the OS X Human Interface Guidelines, particularly the chapter on Icon Design.…
There is a lot of great content here on using perspective and color and shadow…and on other aspects many developers don't really think about, such as the…different genres of icon that, in fact, Apple designs their icons differently based…on the kind of application it is. Whether it's utility or a consumer app will…
- Installing the tools
- Creating your first app
- Adding basic interactions
- Understanding the Cocoa application life cycle
- Creating custom controller classes
- Creating alerts
- Understanding delegation
- Working with buttons, text fields, sliders, and more
- Using layout and data views
- Adding and editing toolbars
- Using key-value coding
- Binding objects
- Debugging code
- Distributing an application
- Creating icons and full-screen apps
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Core Cocoa Skills
4. Creating User Interfaces
5. Arranging User Interfaces
6. Using Data Controls
7. Debugging and Troubleshooting
8. Distributing an Application
9. Finishing Touches
Creating full-screen apps6m 43s
Final thoughts4m 10s
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