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Since you are using the image for an app, I assume you want to save the image in one of the web supported raster graphic formats (JPG, PNG or GIF). If that is the case and you are using either "Save for Web" either in AI or PS, then you do the re-sizing directly on the "Save for Web" window by plugging the desired dimensions. Select file->Save for Web ...
You can achieve a similar look in Illustrator. After creating objects (with pen tool or shapes), go to Effects > Stylize > Drop Shadow. Just make sure there is no blur and play with the settings. There are tutorials about 8bit design online. If you want to copy your example, you would just need to rotate the objects (15 degrees).
After more searching, I found a program that can accomplish this effect very easily. As stated in one of the comments, a search in Google that leads to similar images is: 8-bit isometric voxels http://hexraystudios.com/hexels/
There are some different ways you can handle this. Don't place vital content below the button This is the most obvious approach, and probably the most general. Whenever possible, structure your design to make sure that nothing vital is below the action button like other buttons, main content, etc. You can add extra space by using padding or a blank ...
May be a bit simplistic and not the most elegant solution, but: add an empty 'dummy' entry to the end of the list, so the user can scroll further than the last entry.
If I remember correctly (no guarantees there), Google doesn't just use scaled versions of their icons, but responsive icons. Meaning they optimize their icons for each size. So in your case, you could adapt the top edge for each size before exporting. For example, you could make the top edge 1px in the smallest sizes, 4px in medium sizes, and 6px in the ...
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