Design resources now available for Apple developers


Design apps quickly and accurately by using Sketch, Photoshop, and XD templates, guides, and other resources.

Apple announced on Thursday the introduction of a new design resources for Apple developers for Mac and Apple Watch. The Human Interface Guidelines now include AppKit UI elements for designing Mac apps like Photoshop, Sketch and Adobe XD. plus dozens of new UL elements for watchOS apps.

Apple have also included new watch templates for designing complications, and a colour guide, and new text styles. The new design elements come just weeks after Apple introduced design resources that included elements for the upcoming iOS 12 update. The UI elements come in both Aqua and the Dark Aqua variants for designing Dark Mode Mac apps. You can view the entire listing of Apple’s Design Resources by visiting the company’s Human Interface Guidelines website.

Apple says: “It’s never been easier to design apps for Mac and Apple Watch. The Human Interface Guidelines now include a full set of essential AppKit UI elements for designing Mac apps in Sketch or Photoshop, as well as dozens of new UI elements for watchOS apps, watch face templates for designing complications, a color guide, and new text styles.”

Apple is currently beta testing iOS 12, macOS Mojave, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5 before the release of the public versions this fall.