View Full Version : Next step?

Feb 21, 2012, 06:54 PM
Hey all,

Former graphic/web designer diving into objective-c programming here. I've recently finished the latest versions of the Kochan and Hillegass books on programming in Objective-c. I feel like I have a solid base foundation of the language but I'm just struggling on starting my first app. Neither of those books really dove into using UI frameworks or creating custom graphics/UIs for your own apps

Any recommendations on sites or books that would take me to the next step? I've got some full app mockups finished in Photoshop that I'm dying to start coding up if I just knew where to start.

Thanks in advance!


Feb 22, 2012, 02:23 AM
I think no book will teach you how to create your own custom UI's, at least, none of em that I found, I had a big struggle there too, googling each component, of how to start, how to subclass stuff like the tabbar at the bottom etc, so you can make your own interface..
So I think you're in for a long shot, if you have more specific questions on how to build your UI etc, head back, and we'll give it a shot.

Feb 22, 2012, 08:35 AM
Depends what you mean by custom UI, but I think your next step is to learn to create apps using the built-in frameworks and tools and the customizations you can do with them. For that, I highly recommend "Beginning iOS 5 Development: Exploring the iOS SDK" (http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-iOS-Development-Exploring-SDK/dp/1430236051/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329921164&sr=8-1). I've also heard that "iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide" (http://www.amazon.com/iOS-Programming-Ranch-Guide-Guides/dp/0321821521/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_2) is quite good as well.