Freebie Selection #2 (Web development & design)

Welcome back dear readers!

This is the second edition of our freebie selection list. Hope you found the first one useful.  I don’t want to keep you here long, so I am going right on the subject 🙂

Free font of the day: Peace Sans

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Peace Sans is a very eye catcher and beautiful font. On my opinion it’s crafted specially for companies and for commercial usage. It fits perfectly to any big add, and can be used for business cards, flyers, banners too. Click here to get it for free!

Instant Logo Search!

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Today I am going to provide a link for you, which contains a website, that is very easy to use an has an useful search engine. This website collects a few popular companies logos, and gives you access to download in svg format.

Elegant Advanced Search Form

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If you are currently working on a website it’s worth giving a look to this beautiful search form. This provides a very easy and elegant solution to develop for your website an advanced search form with preview results and more. Click here to see the demo. If you want to read more and download it, click here.

Feature JS!

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Feature.js is a fast, simple and light­weight browser feature detec­tion library. It has no dependencies and weighs only 1kb minified and gzipped. Feature.js automati­cally initia­lizes itself on page load, so you don’t have to. It doesn’t, however, run any tests while ini­tia­lizing, so it will only ever run them when you ask it to. This makes it perform very fast.

With Feature.js, it’s simple to build progres­sively enhanced expe­riences that use feature detection to determine if a code can be execu­ted in the user’s browser. Download now!

Color Filter using CSS

 

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If you want to play with images and “filters” this library makes your job easier. It provides a lot of type of color filters, like the Instagram ones. Of course it is much more simple, but still is a very compact library and it can be a good starting point for a better library. Click here to download now!

 

Hope you found these informations useful and if so, do not forget to subscribe to our mailing list, to be the first to get the new ones. I will keep posting as fast as possible this freebie collection.

Wishing all the best,
András

 

Freebie Selection #1 (Web development & design)

Howdy dear readers!

I know that sometimes finding some information and useful materials for your everyday work can become challenging and that’s the reason why lately I’ve been thinking about a method by which I would be able to share with you some collections of freebies (html, javascript, css, psd templates), libraries & best practices. Here you will have exclusive access to goodies (freshly and especially baked for you) about web development & web design.

These libraries / packages are free to use, some of them have freemium version of it or even premium one.

Free font of the day: Realla

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In this collection I am going to attach a very interesting font. It is free to use and looks very beautiful on images for Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr or even a Facebook post. Click here to get it now!  

Mini icons of the day!

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Actually this is not even a free icon pack, but I think it worth talking about it, because it is a very beautiful one. In this package you get more than 100 minimalist & beautiful icons, which can be used in every kind of project. You can get it by clicking here

360 Degrees Product Viewer

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Have you ever wondered about a unique and custom solution to show your products ? This is a  easy way to implement and setup solution that is right for you. Here you can see a sample demo. You only  need to get 16 or more photographs about you and your product and you are ready to go. If you are a developer, you can read more here about the setting up part. If you want to download, just follow this link.

Build your website Brick by Brick

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This little javascript library provides a system for creating a website structure and to build custom rows and columns. If you want to read the libraries documentation, you’ll find it hereFor download click here.

The Spectre Css Framework

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Spectre.css is a lightweight, responsive and modern CSS framework for faster and extensible development.”

This library provides a very easy and reliable solution for creating a beautiful website design from scratch. Provides all the basic element for a website starting from buttons, labels, placeholders, image boxed till the row & column system. It helps the web designer to create easier the website and it saves you a lot of time. Follow this link to read more about it and to get it.

Hope you found the little selection of freebies useful. We will try to keep you up to date and post as many selection as possible. If you want to be the first to receive these valuable materials don’t forget to subscribe now.

If you have any wishes on what kind of libraries you want to get just let me know. I’m not afraid of new challenges 🙂

Wishing all the best,
András

Setting up the Xcode IDE for iOS development

Welcome back dear readers!

So glad to see that you are interested in setting up the Xcode IDE for iOS development. If you haven’t get the chance to read our previous article, which brings you a little bit closer to the beautiful world of Apple programming, just click here to catch up. I promise will be 100 times easier to go thru this tutorials and to understand it.

Today, we are going to see the very basics of the Xcode environment. First of all, you have to download and install it.(click here to download ) You need a PC / Mac  that runs OS X 10.11.5 or later.

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When you start the IDE you will face a screen like above. Right now, we are going to click on the  “Create a new Xcode Project”. Later on, we’ll explain how to use the other sections too.

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At the next step, you’ll have to select what kind of application do you want to create. Select the “iOS” section, and choose “Single View Application”.  After that, a screen will appear, where you have to set up all the basic information, for a project. Type something like “tutorial” and you are ready to go.

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Select the Objective-C programming language, and set the Devices section to “Universal”. Click next, select a folder for the project and finish the setup.

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This should should be the screen that you need to see. I know that there are a lot of things but don’t worry, we will go thru step by step together. Nice and slow.

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Firstly, you will see the files and the project hierarchy at the left part. There will be a some .h and .m files. Open the ViewController.m

 

 

 

 

 

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In this section you see the very basics of a controller. It has 2 methods, the first is the viewDidLoad method, which is called by the system, after creating the view.

Next, browse the Main.storyboard and click on it. This is the interface where you will be able to design your application. Currently is empty the screen. I added a textView (I will explain this one in the next post).

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Look around and play a little bit with the idea. In the next posts we are going much deeper and we will see how to design and setup a simple screen.

If you have any idea, thoughts or suggestions on how/or what to detail more in the next posts or you want to share some knowledge with the others just let me know.

Also, as always, do not forget to subscribe, to be the first who will receive all the goodies we post day by day.

 

All the best,
András

Free icon pack with love from the heart of Transylvania

Howdy readers!

Well, I have decided to go more personal with you guys. The passed days I have shared with you some freebies, but today I want to do more than that.

I want to share with you some beautiful icons, made by our partner company and friend: Golmin Studio.

The icons are free for both commercial and personal use. Their only wish to you is to mention their company’s name in the projects in which you use ’em.

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Click on the image to get them!

Hope you will like these beauties and find them useful.

Don’t forget to check our older post about 6 Free Mobile Development Book that you must read (it will help you develop and grow). Also, if you want to get all the valuable information, tutorials, news and freebies we publish day by day, please subscribe to our mailing list!

      Wishing all the best,
András Ferencz

A brief introduction to iOS programming

I think everybody in this country should learn to program a computer. Learn a computer language. Because it teaches you how to think” – Steve Jobs

Hello, dear readers!

In this post I would like to introduce you into the world of iOS. You will read about the history of the operating system and about the basic programming requirements.

iOS (originally iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. and distributed exclusively for Apple hardware. It is the operating system that presently powers many of the company’s mobile devices, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It is the second most popular mobile operating system in the world by sales, after Android.

Originally unveiled in 2007, for the iPhone, it has been extended to support other Apple devices such as the iPod Touch (September 2007), iPad (January 2010) and iPad Mini (November 2012).

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The SDK was first released on March 6, 2008, and allows developers to make applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch, as well as test them in an “iPhone simulator”.

In iOS, there are four abstraction layers: the Core OS layer, the Core Services layer, the Media layer, and the Cocoa Touch layer.

Core Foundation (also called CF) is a C application programming interface (API) in Mac OS X & iOS, and is a mix of low-level routines and wrapper functions. Internally, Core Foundation forms the base of the types in the Objective-C runtime as well.

The Foundation Kit, or just Foundation for short, is an Objective-C framework in the OpenStep specification. It provides basic classes such as wrapper classes and data structure classes. This framework uses the prefix NS (for NeXTSTEP, or NeXT/Sun). The Foundation Kit is in the Cocoa Touch API.

Cocoa Touch is a UI framework for building software programs to run on iOS, WatchOS, and tvOS. This framework provides an abstraction layer of iOS, the operating system for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Cocoa Touch is based on the Mac OS X Cocoa API toolset and, like it, is primarily written in the Objective-C language. Cocoa Touch allows the use of hardware and features that are not found in Mac OS X computers and are thus unique to the iOS range of devices. Just like Cocoa, Cocoa Touch follows a Model-View-Controller (MVC) software architecture. Cocoa Touch contains a different set of graphical control elements to Cocoa. Tools for developing applications based on Cocoa Touch are included in the iOS SDK. Defines the basic application infrastructure and support for key technologies.

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In order to create easily iOS apps, you have to download the Xcode from the Mac App Store. Xcode is an integrated development environment (IDE) containing a suite of software development tools developed by Apple for developing software for OS X, iOS, WatchOS and tvOS.

Xcode supports source code for the programming languages C, C++, Objective-C, Objective-C++, Java, AppleScript, Python, Ruby, ResEdit (Rez), and Swift.

In the upcoming period we are going to use this IDE for our sample projects. In the next post, we are going to see how can we create a simple hello world application for the iPhone.

Till then you may check the goodies that we have prepared for you: 6 Free Mobile Development Book that you must read.

Also don’t forget to subscribe to be the first to get all the important information we publish in our journal.

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   Wishing all the best,
                 András Ferencz

6 Free Mobile Development Books that you must read

Howdy dear readers,

Today, I am going to show you my favorite 6 free books on the internet that I read in the last months. Usually I’m very picky on books but these six ones caught my attention because they are well written and on subject (you won’t lose your time reading them, trust me).

The list below is random (couldn’t decide which one is better than the other). I wish you will enjoy reading them as much as I did. Feel free to share your thoughts on them.

1. Developing Modern Mobile Web Apps

This free book provides guidance on building mobile web experiences using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. It is a patterns and practices guide. The authors also illustrate how to add more advanced functionality where supported.

 

2. Expert Advice on Building Successful Mobile Apps

This eBook gives you a perspective view about how other successful people manages their company in order to be successful in mobile industry.

 

3. Mobile Game Design

This eBook talks about the main mechanics for mobile games…as well as “hidden game mechanics” you can use to stand out in the marketplace.

 

4. The App Design Handbook

This ebook will guide you through the main design principles to keep in mind when creating your app icon and splash image, to boost your chances of getting your app published in the stores and provide a superlative user experience at the same time.

 

5. Native vs. Web vs. Hybrid App Development

If your organization is looking to build a mobile app, this free eBook will help you decide which approach is best for your needs: native, HTML5 or hybrid. Developed in conjunction with Moovweb, the eBook offers a detailed view of the benefits and drawbacks of each platform to help you make the most informed decision possible.

 

6. The Swift Programming Language (Swift 3.0.1)

This book provides: a tour of the language; a detailed guide delving into each language feature and a formal reference for the language.

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Hope you will find at least some of them interesting and will help you grow.

Stay tuned for more lists and freebies, till then check our tutorials and don’t forget to subscribe to be the first to get all the important information we publish in our journal.

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              Cheers,
      András Ferencz

Howdy, dear readers!

Howdy, my dear readers!

This is the very first article of our journal. First, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Andras Ferencz and I am the CEO & Founder of the Affarit Studio.

We are a creative team that stands out for the quality we offer but also for the attention to detail in all involved projects. Our customer needs are our needs. Together we design and build your business.

In this short post, I would like to introduce you the topics of our journal and what will you be able to read, day by day. Here you will be able to find useful informations regarding IT, Design and of course about Photography because that’s what we do. Because we believe in making IT simple, along the amazing journey that you will have among us, you will be able to read articles about the latest technologies, about frameworks, softwares and Open Source Libraries we use but not only.

Because we care and because we want to build a long term relationship with you guys in this journey, in the upcoming future you will be treated royally with Mobile & Web tutorials, featuring the Android, iOS and Php platforms.

Our specialist in design & photography have some goodies especially prepared for you. Yeah, we know that we made you curious. Here’s a little sneak peek: access to the latest trends, freebies and photographs together with photoshop, illustrator and Lightroom best practices.

It’s going to be an amazing journey among you guys, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, you can visit our photography website where we are publishing free stock professional photographs. You can browse our gallery and check our shop.

András Ferencz
CEO & Founder Affarit Studio