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Is there CSS in Adndroid app development?

How do you make layouts in Android native apps? Do you use CSS? or what?

1 Answer

Ben Jakuben
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

This video will introduce you to the very basic concepts of layouts in Android: http://teamtreehouse.com/library/build-a-simple-android-app/getting-started-with-android/initial-layout-2

There isn't CSS, but if you'll know CSS then you'll have a good foundation for understanding the specifics of Android layouts as many of the properties have the same or similar names. I have not covered advanced layouts in our content yet but will in the future, but this (and other materials in the projects) should help you get comfortable with the basics.

Thank you Ben for your reply. Maybe it is a good time to ask you about Android development in general? Is it fun and enjoyable? and is there a good money behind doing it such as web development? :)

Ben Jakuben
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

Fun and enjoyable are so subjective, but I think so! Programming for Android (and iOS) is my favorite kind because smartphones are my favorite devices. So I love being able to do stuff on those little magic boxes we carry around in our pockets. It's easy to see if you're interested by checking out the first stage of the Android Build a Crystal Ball app. :)

Making money from apps is tough as an indie developer, but possible. Making money working on apps for other people is very possible, though. If you have your own apps you want to work on and try to make a living off of, then maybe you could get a day job to pay the bills and put together your own apps on the side until they are successful enough that you can do it on your own. Or maybe even pick up freelancing gigs while working on your own stuff.