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Unity 3D UI Essentials by Simon Jackson

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Chapter 1. Looking Back, Looking Forward

The new Unity UI has long been sought by developers; it has been announced and re-announced over several years, and now it is finally here. The new UI system is truly awesome and (more importantly for a lot of developers on a shoestring budget) it's free.

As we start to look forward to the new UI system, it is very important to understand the legacy GUI system (which still exists for backwards compatibility) and all it has to offer, so you can fully understand just how powerful and useful the new system is. It's crucial to have this understanding, especially since most tutorials will still speak of the legacy GUI system (so you know what on earth they are talking about).

With an understanding of the legacy ...

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