I am first and foremost a programmer and struggle to make good designs, but with changes coming to ios I am at somewhat of a crossroads when it comes to how I might handle the status bar when implementing a side menu.
As you can see the status bar is sticking right on top. If I move the side menu down, it's just black and drowns the status bar information (i.e. carrier, wifi, etc). Even I change the status bar's color, I'm not sure moving down the menu flows well because then it is out of flush with the right side of the screen (unless I move it down as well).