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The only reason I use timeline in PS is for gif outputs so would be ace if this was also supported. HTML sounds like a cracking start though
Awesome Marek, thanks! I tried to do this with the WhatsApp web app but couldn't get it to initialise :(
everyone works differently but my workflow for android is to work @1x (mdpi in android speak), for mobile I use 360 x 640px and tablet usually 600 x 960px. The reason I work at mdpi is because then your designs are 1px = 1dp, dips (density independent pixels) are the unit of measure for android. You then can tell your dev this needs to be a margin of 4dp etc. and you know it's right, similar to working in points for iOS.
I also advocate getting [Layer Craft]("http://lab.rayps.com/lc/") for cutups as it's awesome, you select the layers/icons you want, where you want them saved and it will cut them out at all the required sizes and create the folder structure that the dev wants.
So working in mdpi (100%) you can easily switch to hdpi (150%), xhdpi (200%, retina), xxhdpi (300%) just using percentages as long as everything is shape vectors and you don't rasterise anything (which no one should these days anyway).
Nine patches are a dark art and I don't personally use them, but if you read up on them they can be useful for stretchable areas. Although I prefer to have more control over the design and like to use dpi sized drawables.
Hope this helps. James
Thanks so much, this is great advice! Really appreciated. I'll let you know when I take the plunge/put my kidneys up for sale :)
Hi Alex, sounds like a great idea! I'd be really keen to have a chat about it further, I've been looking to get my teeth into something. Are you working on this in your spare time atm?
Drop me a mail at James_594@hotmail.co.uk if you wana chat more.
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