Thursday, October 10, 2013

FastPrototyping-Typography

My UI lib, now named FourAndroid, is somewhat a fast prototyping library. Part of that fast prototyping is having font family stacks that are easily changed.

For those not in design, its the difference between a rich story line emphasized by music of a Pink Floyd album and something of pop garbage by Miley Cyrus.Or Led Zepplin, Black Sabbath, etc.

While the roboto fonts are an improvement in the typography of an android application. Its just not enough of a rich palette. But there are some tricks and extra classes you can add that enlarge that roboto font palette to something more robust and easy to use.

The UI library will be larger with more fonts but you will be able to cycle through different font palettes in the IDE on the fly to see which way your app design should go which is neat feature to have.