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Mobile Design for iPhone and iPad


You know it and so do your clients: taking mobile devices into account is a crucial requirement for the success of websites today. Advanced smartphones and tablets like the iPhone and iPad are gaining popularity, and mobile Web usage is growing with no end in sight. Consequently, we designers have to create engaging mobile experiences, with state-of-the-art design solutions. This eBook offers everything you need to keep up in the mobile Web game.

Helpful articles on mobile Web design practices and iPhone apps, along with practical tips on design from Smashing Magazine’s professional authors, are complemented by insight into responsive Web design techniques and an exclusive study on mobile Web design trends. Get set to market your own mobile application; be aware of common visual and contextual mistakes, and avoid usability slip-ups that could cost you precious clicks.

All content has been handpicked and edited according to the Smashing Magazine’s high-quality standards. Take advice from the authors you trust and reap the rewards.

Web designers know that their industry changes quickly. Continuous adaption and development of skills is necessary in order to always stay up to date. Over the past few years, mobile web usage has increased to a point that web designers can no longer afford to ignore it. As a result, web designers have a growing need to be educated in this area and to be ready to design websites that accommodate this audience.

This eBook presents articles on professional mobile design for the iPhone and iPad, including studies of trends in mobile design and guidelines for the development of mobile web pages. These articles are a selection of the best from Smashing Magazine in 2009 and 2010 dealing with mobile design for the iPhone and iPad plus an exclusive 90-page study about mobile web design trends.

The articles have been carefully edited and prepared as a PDF version and versions for ePub and Mobipocket compatible eBook readers, such as the Apple iPad and Amazon Kindle. Some screenshots and links were removed in order to make the book easier to read and to print.

Table of Contents

Mobile Web Design Trends
Mobile Web Design: Tips and Best Practices
How to Build a Mobile Website
Web Development for the iPhone and iPad: Getting Started
How to Create Your First iPhone Application
iPhone Apps Design Trends
iPhone Apps Designs Reviewed
iPhone Apps Design Mistakes: Over-Blown Visuals
iPhone Apps Design Mistakes: Disregard of Context
Useful Design Tips for Your iPad App
Make it a Mobile Web App
How to Use CSS3 Media Queries to Create a Mobile Website
Forms on Mobile Devices
Setting up Photoshop for Web and iPhone Development
How to Market Your Mobile Application
A Study of Trends in Mobile Design

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