Mobile apps are taking over the web and we see more companies directing resources mainly for the use and support of native mobile apps versus traditional websites and mobile web. With mobile internet set to exceed desktop usage on a global scale, the shift becomes even more feasible for developers and companies that build apps. […]
I have been watching the rapid growth of mobile smartphones and tablet devices in the past few years. Internet users have become more crafty getting into native applications and using their mobile browsers for access on-the-go. You hardly even need a wifi connection because of the wide distribution of cell towers across the globe. This […]
On the Internet today, there’s a “need for speed.” Customer behavior is one thing; online behavior for every customer is totally something else. The speed at which a website loads is the moment of truth. Unless the website loads properly and quickly enough, the customer is long gone (unlike traditional business outlets where customers tend […]
The iPad tablet device has grown wildly in a few short years and is certainly here to stay. Mobile app developers are constantly pushing for the next big idea to rack up popular listings in the iOS App Store. The best way to accomplish this is combining powerful programming techniques with simple intuitive user interfaces. […]
The mobile web is clearly changing the way we think about layout design. Even back just 5 or 10 years ago there were barely any developers working on a solution for mobile. Now it seems everybody is doing their Internet surfing on some type of smartphone device. And because of this it’s a good idea to consider adapting your current layouts to fit a changing market.
This process can be difficult without a bit of inspiration. Thus I’ve put together this wonderful collection of 32 mobile websites. These are all live projects you can visit online either from your web browser or on your mobile phone. Many of the ideas aren’t revolutionary but have taken a long time to become adopted into mainstream. Let us know your thoughts or suggestions in the post discussion area below.
Designing for the web used to mean perfecting an HTML and CSS layout in all the popular browsers. Although this is still the case today, modern web browsers have shifted onto many alternative media platforms. No longer is your average web user sorting articles solely from their monitor screen.
I’d like to offer a few ideas on why you should consider designing websites for mobile first. This case study looks at a few simple ideas that are often glossed over – yet have a huge impact on the modern Internet. It’s important that your website can scale with all different forms of incoming traffic.
The whole jQuery library has grown tremendously in the past couple of years. With open resources such as Git and Github web developers have been creating plugins for even richer effects. Some of the team members had a great idea to port this code over to a mobile platform.
In this guide it is my goal to introduce you into the jQuery Mobile platform. There is a lot of material to cover so we likely won’t hit everything. But fortunately the team has made development super easy and streamlined with fantastic documentation. Check out the website and fairly active developer’s forum for more in-depth answers.
Lately I’ve noticed a number of articles with gripes and groans about the Android user experience, the way interfaces are designed, the usability of Android apps, and a lack of satisfaction with the whole Android ecosystem.
As someone who works on day-to-day basis with usability testing and user experience design, my interest was piqued. Were these users just iPhone users who expressed dissatisfaction after a brief flirtation with Android, or was there something deeper going on?
I can’t honestly say I’ve had a lot of experience with Android – although I do own two iOS devices – so I couldn’t write off these concerns one way or another. But rather than basing it off a few, possibly biased opinions, it seemed the fairest way to compare the two was to set up a quick usability test.
The Android platform is growing in popularity every day, and for good reasons. Obviously being an open-source project and having Google behind it makes it a great choice for developers. Unfortunately the Android Market can’t really compete against the Apple App Store (in my opinion).
So I’ve chosen 25 Android apps that I think can be very useful to designers, developers and web-workers. You’ll find editors, reference guides, blogging tools, image editing tools and more. If you have your Android device handy you can scan the QR Codes next to each item in the list using the Barcode Scanner application.
Mobile applications are important for providing users with an alternate means of accessing your web page, as well as keeping connected anywhere and at any time. The programs are an integral part of staying competitive within your market, so they should be created wisely.
A number of potential pitfalls await, and this article will acquaint you with the top mistakes to avoid that may impact your mobile usability.