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Weekly Roundup

by Aaron Brethorst | May 24, 2011

It’s been a pretty great week around Cocoa Controls. Here’s the latest.

Site Updates

I added a handy-dandy grid/table switcher to all of the Control index pages. Now, you can view significantly larger thumbnails of iOS and OS X controls before diving into the details pages. Look for it in the top right corner on All Controls, iOS and OS X.

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Weekly Roundup

by Aaron Brethorst | May 17, 2011

Welcome back to week two of the Cocoa Controls blog! I’ve been pretty busy over here, what with some technical issues, some site updates, great new content, and 21 new controls.

Site availability issues

You may have noticed some instances in the past day or so where the site has been difficult to reach. Apparently, our hosting provider, Heroku, has been experiencing occasional problems with properly directing HTTP traffic. If you run into this pr...


How to Build the Twitter iPad User Experience

by Aaron Brethorst | May 16, 2011

About two months ago, I inquired on Twitter about whether anyone had created an open source version of the Twitter iPad user interface. Subsequently, I’ve seen three separate projects on GitHub that provide a great framework for you to build your own Twitter-like iPad interfaces. Today, we’re going to look at one of the projects I discovered and see how to build as nearly perfect a clone of the Twitter iPad ...


Book (P)review: iOS Recipes

by Jonathan Penn | May 09, 2011

(Aaron: hey look, I found someone to take me up on my offer for a guest post! Shoot me an email if you want to see your name on here, too. Also, a big thanks to Jonathan for stepping up and being the first in line. And, check out his website, Cocoa Manifest when you have a chance.)


Programming books you find on bookstore shelves can be worthless. Most are the learn-something-to-boast-like-an-expert-in-30-days variety. Many are ...


Weekly Roundup

by Aaron Brethorst | May 09, 2011

Welcome to the new Cocoa Controls blog! I’m hoping that this will develop as well as the rest of the site has. I’ve been meaning to launch the blog for a few weeks now, but various and sundry other issues have caught my attention.

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