Mobile, App & Tablet Design

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Behind the Scenes of HOW’s iPad Redesign Process

HOW Magazine has been available on the iPad for a couple years now, and the technology and trends have been constantly changing since we first launched. The experience of publishing and reading on mobile devices continues to run the spectrum of what people think is the right way to do it. We’ve seen many...

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Designing for Mobile: Mobile-Specific vs. Responsive Design

Editor’s Note: When designing for mobile, the first question that  usually comes to mind is whether a mobile-specific version should be built based on the desktop version or if the original site can be created so that it can adapt to use on various mobile devices. In this excerpt from his new book Mobile Web Designer’s...

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HouseKitchen.fr: Borrowing from Mobile Web Patterns

One thing about the mobile to desktop divide that has long bothered me is how different the two versions (mobile vs desktop) can become. For example, navigation bars often turn into drop down or slide out variations. So when I ran across this fun little site, I couldn’t help notice the navigation. Here, the desktop...

This single-column layout is standard for mobile web content. Notice how easy the streamlined page is to use and that the actionable buttons are really easy to find and touch.

Designing for the Mobile Web

Editor’s Note: This article is an excerpt from Designer’s Web Handbook by Patrick McNeil. Like what you read here? Then you’ll want to add the book to your design library. The mobile web is one of the hottest topics and an area of great uncertainty. Devices change constantly, and the market is exploding with...

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iPhone App Site Stands Out: A Unique Approach

The Smartphone app market is one packed with seemingly countless options, and standing out from the herd can be a challenge. This particular site takes an approach far outside of the norm. The typical approach is extremely simple and includes a clear description, screenshot/mock-up on a device and a button to buy the app. In...