This collection is meant to be a central gathering point for anyone who is looking for some sources of material to use in their widget design. I'll start it with some of my personal favorites in the different categories and hopefully other can help this grow through their contributions
If you have questions concerning the collection or if you want to name some sources of your own, so they can be added to this collection, please feel free to post in this thread.
If you are looking for tutorials, guides and references for Zooper itself, please have a look at my other thread [REF] Zooper Guides, References and Advanced Parameter Snippets or if you have a general question about Zooper though, please check the General Zooper Forum or the Q&A thread. Thank you for helping to keep this thread on topic
First I want to start off with some app that I use nearly every time when designing/working with Zooper. These are just my personal favorites and if you have an alternative app for the same job, please post about it so I can add it to the list.
Gallery/Imagepicker: QuickPic - For the currently best available gallery app on Android. Simple design, not too overloaded with functions and it just works great
Wallpaper: Wallbase HD Wallpapers - The app version of one of the wallpaper sites. Works really well, great selection and a good search function
File manager: ES File Explorer - My go-to file manager on Android. Root capabilities, tabbed file browsing, advanced functionality like zip/unzip, all that and more rolled into one awesome, free package.
Archive manager: ZArchiver - Can unpack nearly any know compression format. Essential if you download stuff directly to your device and your file manager doesn’t support compressed archives.
For fonts, my personal favorite is Font Squirrel. They have a huge collection of great looking, free fonts and the best part: all their fonts are guaranteed to have a commercial compatible license. So if your are looking for a nice font to replace Roboto in your designs go check it out: http://www.fontsquirrel.com
While Font Squirrel is my main source for fonts, there are other noteworthy sites I like to check for fonts: Google Fonts - Also has a good collection of free fonts and a pretty niffty search (Google, d’uh ), that helps you narrow down those choices https://www.google.com/fonts/ Dafont - My main site before I discovered Font Squirrel, as it has a very broad collection of different types of fonts. http://www.dafont.com
To use your new discoveries, download them to your phone. Most times they will be in a ZIP, so you’ll need a filemanager with the abilitie to extract these or use an app like ZArchiver (see Apps category). The extracted or downloaded fonts should be in either TTF or OTF format (check the file extension). Copy those files to either /sdcard/fonts/ or /sdcard/ZooperWidget/Fonts/ and they will show up the next time you are going to select the font familly on a Text or Rich Text module.
To show of your newly created widgets you probably want to share a screenshot. While you could just upload and be done with it, it certainly looks so much nice if you have the frame of your device around it. So here are some possible ways how to do this.
Device Art Generator
If you are on a PC and own a Nexus device, you can also use this website to generate your device screen shot. Just drag and drop the picture onto the device you want and you can download the now framed screenshot instantly. This works with Firefox and Chrome and needs no installation. https://developer.android.com/distri...evice-art.html
Probably the most versatile, even if not the fastest, to make your screenshots stand out is to go with an image editing software like Photoshop or GIMP. For those there is a nearly endless amount of really nice, high quality templates out there. Here is a list of some great sources:
http://www.dribble.com - Dribbble is probably one of your best sources for this. Just do a search like “<device> psd”, for example “nexus 4 psd” and you’ll find lots and lots of gorgeous templates for you to work with.
http://www.deviantart.com - If you can’t find what you are looking for on dribble, you can also try the same search on deviantart. This will probably yield more screenshots then PSDs but there ought to be some gems to discover here too.
[Devices][PSDs] Flat Designs.. Another great source is this nice collection of flat designed device PSDs for a lot of different devices from Samsung, Motorola, Sony, etc.right here on XDA by Recognized Themer DD-Ripper
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