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Published on 05 Feb 2013 | over 3 years ago

Guide to working with relative and linear layouts for the Android.

UI with Layout
* Relative: Able to put things relative to each other.
- Reall easy to mess-up UI, so only use a little.
- Put things in corners or middle.

* Linear: Horizontal or vertical
+-------------------------------------+
| [Button] [Button] [Button] |
+-------------------------------------+

* Why use a Layout?
- Better scaling to new screen sizes.

Demo:
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Relative layout:
1. Activity with a relative layout.
2. Place some text in corners and middle.
3. Have 3 elements one-over next

Linear Layout;
1. Activity with linear layout.
2. Place text one over next

Both:
1. Activity with relative layout.
2. Add linear horizontal layout (centered)
3. Add text

Nested:
1. To previous, add vertical linear layout.
2. Add items to it.


Advice: Planning Layouts
- Identify what elements are group together; put them in Linear layouts.

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