Android Dev: cheatsheet for graphic designers

Graphic designers aren’t programmers and sometimes don’t know how to best prepare graphic assets for developers. This simple cheat sheet should help them to do their job better and should simplify developers’ lives.

Petr Nohejl has released the following under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Covering from:


  • Screen densities and icon dimensions
  • Google Play asset dimensions
  • Size buckets
  • Views dimensions and spacing
  • Action bar height
  • Text size


To those pretty pictures:

Images and themes

  • Nine-patch
  • Colors
  • Holo themes

Not forgetting:

Naming conventions

  • Naming conventions for drawables
  • Naming conventions for icon assets
  • Naming conventions for selector states
  • Organizing drawables to directories

And lastly the tools needed:


  • Graphic generators
  • Useful links for designers
  • Download

There is a lot of reference material to get you started, head on over to have a look for yourself!