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Replicating Goodreads App Book Detail Page in Figma and Uno Platform

In the previous articles, I demonstrated the step-by-step processes of recreating the Home and Author pages of the Goodreads app using Figma and the Uno Platform Material Toolkit and how to generate the UI code using Uno Platform’s Figma Plugin. In this segment, I will be recreating our final UI, the Book Profile Page, before moving on to the last part of series; how to consume the code produced by the Uno Platform plugin.

Reference Image

STEP 1: Page Templates and Navigation

By now, if you’ve followed along with our previous two articles, to start the new UI recreation task, you need to drag, drop, and detach the Page template component from the Assets tab which comes as part of the UI library provided in the Uno Material Toolkit.

Once that is done, and you’ve renamed your template, we can focus on the navigation components of our UI. Both the Top and Bottom TabBar come as part of the standard page template.

Top Navigation Bar

For the top Navigation bar, as it already comes as part of the template page, all we need to do is make the custom edits so that it mimics the look of the GoodReads app.

  1. Start by removing the title.

  2. Swap instances on both the leading and trailing icons.

  3. Add a frame below the navigation bar add an Auto Layout and switch the color style to be the same as the navbar color.

  4. Drag and drop an image component from the UI library onto the canvas.

  5. While selected on your image component, toggle on absolute position before placing it into the center of the created frame.

Bottom TabBar

Since our Bottom TabBar remains the same throughout all of our pages, we can copy it from our previous designs, paste it where our existing Bottom TabBar is, and remove the default TabBar.

STEP 2: Content.Scrollable and Uno Material Toolkit Components

The Book profile page of the Goodreads app consists of a core sub-view that houses a vertically stacked scrollable view with the following items:

  1. Book Title

  2. Book Author

  3. Horizontally-oriented stack showing ratings and review summaries

  4. A button to execute adding the book to your “want to read” list

  5. A rating control allows the user of the app to rate the book.

  6. A horizontal stack allows users to interact with the book by sharing or getting more information on the book.

  7. A Text block giving a summary of the book.

To recreate all seven items, we will use several components from the Uno Platform Material toolkit, such as the Text block, Rating control, Reviews, and Button, to name a few; I modified the styling on the items via the Design tab located to the right of the Figma Project page.

Step 2: Header

To start, we will divide the content section into two. The top section, which we will name the header, will house components 1 – 5. Our bottom section, which we will name the footer, will nest the remaining two components, 6-7.

1-2. Book Title & Author

For the title and author, use basic Text and color styles to make edits. Once complete, add an Auto Layout to these two components.

3. Ratings and Reviews

We will add a rating control component to the canvas and basic Text to the right of it for the Rating and Reviews. Make the proper text and color edits and then with both selected, create a horizontal Auto Layout.

4. Button

Add a button below the Ratings and Reviews, and edit the Text, text color, and button color using the color and text Styles.

5. Rating Control 

For the “Rate this book” – we will use basic Text and a rating control with the label toggled off below it. Create an Auto Layout for the rating control paired with its text and once that is complete, create another Layout that will nest the frame just created with the button.

Select the 3 Auto-Layouts created and create another one housing all three and rename it “Header” 

Step 2: Footer

Before beginning our footer section, select the Divider component from the assets list and add it below your Header section.

1. More Info and Share button

We will use Icon Buttons paired with Text for both the Info and share interactions. First, drag an Icon Button from the UI library to your canvas, swap instances for the icon, and edit your Text. Next, duplicate it for the other button, select both, and using Shift + A, create a Horizontal auto layout.

2. Book Summary

A Text block or basic Text will be used to summarize the book. Next, select both the Interactions Auto Layout and the description Auto-Layout, and with both selected, create another Auto Layout we will name Footer.

Final Result

Once we render our design using the Uno Platform Plugin, below is what our final result should look like.

Please Note

As the Uno Platform for Figma Plugin remains in Preview, we understand there will be certain limitations to contend with. These issues are being worked out, and these tutorials will be amended as they are sorted out.

Generated XAML​

In the XAML tab of the plugin, you will find the generated code. Not only can you make edits to the code and refresh the render with your edits, you can also copy/export the code into your preferred IDE to further build on. 

				
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      <utu:AutoLayout Background="{ThemeResource OnSurfaceVariantBrush}" utu:AutoLayout.CounterAlignment="Start" utu:AutoLayout.PrimaryLength="222" utu:AutoLayout.CounterLength="390">
        <utu:NavigationBar Background="{ThemeResource OnSurfaceVariantBrush}" Style="{StaticResource NavigationBarStyle}">
          <utu:NavigationBar.PrimaryCommands>
            <AppBarButton>
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                <PathIcon Data="{StaticResource BitmapIcon_Ios_Share}">
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        <Image Source="https://picsum.photos/174/213" Stretch="UniformToFill" utu:AutoLayout.CounterAlignment="Start" utu:AutoLayout.PrimaryLength="213.91765" utu:AutoLayout.CounterLength="174" />
      </utu:AutoLayout>
      <ScrollViewer utu:AutoLayout.PrimaryAlignment="Stretch">
        <utu:AutoLayout Background="{ThemeResource OnPrimaryBrush}" Padding="0,8">
          <utu:AutoLayout Spacing="8" Padding="8,0" utu:AutoLayout.CounterAlignment="Start">
            <utu:AutoLayout Padding="30,10" utu:AutoLayout.CounterAlignment="Start" utu:AutoLayout.CounterLength="374">
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              </utu:AutoLayout>
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          </utu:AutoLayout>
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          <utu:AutoLayout utu:AutoLayout.CounterAlignment="Start">
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              <utu:AutoLayout utu:AutoLayout.CounterAlignment="Center" utu:AutoLayout.PrimaryAlignment="Stretch">
                <Button utu:AutoLayout.CounterAlignment="Center" Style="{StaticResource IconButtonStyle}">
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                </Button>
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              </utu:AutoLayout>
              <utu:Divider utu:AutoLayout.PrimaryLength="64" Style="{StaticResource DividerStyle}" />
              <utu:AutoLayout utu:AutoLayout.CounterAlignment="Center" utu:AutoLayout.PrimaryAlignment="Stretch">
                <Button utu:AutoLayout.CounterAlignment="Center" Style="{StaticResource IconButtonStyle}">
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                </Button>
                <TextBlock Foreground="{ThemeResource OnSurfaceVariantBrush}" TextAlignment="Center" Text="Share" utu:AutoLayout.CounterAlignment="Center" Style="{StaticResource TitleMedium}" />
              </utu:AutoLayout>
            </utu:AutoLayout>
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        </utu:AutoLayout>
      </ScrollViewer>
    </utu:AutoLayout>
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        <utu:TabBarItem.Icon>
          <PathIcon Data="{StaticResource Icon_House}" />
        </utu:TabBarItem.Icon>
      </utu:TabBarItem>
      <utu:TabBarItem IsSelectable="True" Content="My Books" Style="{StaticResource BottomTabBarItemStyle}">
        <utu:TabBarItem.Icon>
          <PathIcon Data="{StaticResource Icon_Bookmarks}" />
        </utu:TabBarItem.Icon>
      </utu:TabBarItem>
      <utu:TabBarItem IsSelectable="True" Content="Discover" Style="{StaticResource BottomTabBarItemStyle}">
        <utu:TabBarItem.Icon>
          <PathIcon Data="{StaticResource Icon_Assistant_Navigation}" />
        </utu:TabBarItem.Icon>
      </utu:TabBarItem>
      <utu:TabBarItem IsSelectable="True" Content="Search" Style="{StaticResource BottomTabBarItemStyle}">
        <utu:TabBarItem.Icon>
          <PathIcon Data="{StaticResource Icon_Search}" />
        </utu:TabBarItem.Icon>
      </utu:TabBarItem>
      <utu:TabBarItem IsSelectable="True" Content="More" Style="{StaticResource BottomTabBarItemStyle}">
        <utu:TabBarItem.Icon>
          <PathIcon Data="{StaticResource Icon_Menu}" />
        </utu:TabBarItem.Icon>
      </utu:TabBarItem>
    </utu:TabBar>
  </utu:AutoLayout>

				
			

Next Steps

If you are new to Uno Platform and the Uno Figma plugin, following our step-by-step guide is the best way to set up your environment and get started.

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