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MacTech Article: 2701 Developer to Developer

Developer to Developer: Making a Splash

by Boisy G.Pitre
Jan, 2011 Issue


Article Synopsis

As developers, we're always looking for a lagniappe (an expression we have here in South Louisiana for "a little something extra") to add to our applications in order to make them stand out. One design element that can help us to do just that is the inclusion of a splash window (a.k.a splash screen). A splash window can give Cocoa applications that extra sleek and professional look. It's a way for your users to quickly be reminded of your application's presence during launch, and can establish your application's design and motif right from the get-go. In this month's Developer to Developer, we'll look at how to put together a splash window and create an application that displays it upon start up on your Mac.




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