The new Xamarin.Forms Shell is meant to boost mobile developer productivity. App content organization and navigation is nicely abstracted away by the Shell, thus allowing developers more time to focus on app content. This article explores the basics of Xamarin.Forms Shell and how to get started.
Introduction to Xamarin.Forms Shell by Matt Soucoup
When you are designing applications that have text over an image, the text can be lost in the background. A nice technique to handle this is to put a fading gradient behind the text. And that's exactly what this article by Matt covers.
SkiaSharp gradient overlay with inset control by Matt Crombie
Custom Renderers are useful when we want to customize native controls of a given type all around our app. But when we want to customize only some specific properties of a given native view, we could make use of Effects.
Using Effects on Xamarin.Forms by Juan Maria Lao