There are two layout options that could lead to similar effects, but generally have different application: margins and paddings. Both define free space, but margins work outside an element boundaries and paddings inside an element.
What & Why
There are many Android tutorials for developers, but it is difficult to find easy to understand lessons for beginners. Android4Beginners.com explain how to build your apps step by step with clear instructions, examples and illustrations. Feel free to share your tips & tricks too!
- Lesson 2.3: How to put layout into layout to create advanced app interface (layout tree in Android)?
- Lesson 2.2: How to use margins and paddings in Android layout?
- Appendix D: Comments in XML and Java – it’s crucial to create a documentation of Android app
- Lesson 2.1: How to build Android app with simple, but powerful LinearLayout? Plus layout orientation as well as size and weight of elements
- Lesson 2: How to arrange layout of Android app? Examples of all layout types
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