White shadow chat room
Before we go ahead with this step, we need to create our document.
The standard i Phone screen size (at Retina resolution) is 640px wide and 960px high with a resolution of 326ppi.
Inspired by the original Twitter UI for i Phone, this UI allow users to swipe on a message to view more options, such as “View Profile” and “Report User” — a fun and space-saving way to allow more content on this screen.
I toyed with the idea of having a settings button in the navigation bar in this screen, but decided to follow my normal rule of “Less Is More” — it’s unlikely the user will be accessing settings every time they use the app so it’s not needed here.
This concept is a little more compact, with the “View Profile” and “Report User” buttons as static icons to the right of the messages.
I personally use Colour Lovers to help inspire my color choices when I’m designing.
Select the Rounded Rectangle Shape Tool (remember to always use shape tools for shapes in UI design, it makes it much easier to scale our document for lower resolutions! I’ve used dimensions 100 x 50px with a corner radius of 6px.