Tag Archives: Mobile Design

HTML5 for the Mobile Web: Canvas

Next up in our HTML5 for Mobile Web series is the canvas element. Canvas is particularly interesting since it facilitates the use of graphics without the need for any plugins or other technologies other than JavaScript and CSS...

Mobile and Web: restating our assumptions

Much like Max Cohen, the tortured mathematician looking for order in chaos in the classic movie Pi, we all find ourselves constantly reevaluating our assumptions and thinking on the issues at the intersection of mobile and web. Which is how it ought to be. In such a fast moving environment, sticking one's head in the sand isn’t really an option. By the time you raise your head and take a look around, chances are you will be looking at a completely different landscape...

Designing for Touch: Thumb and Finger Sized Design

IDC recently published research showing that more than 50% of the 418.6 million mobile phones shipped during the first quarter of the 2013 were smartphones. Back in December 2012, Forrester reported that in the USA, 19% of adults (34 million people) now own a tablet and that by 2016 that will rise to 113 million tablet owners...

Why HTML5 still presents some problems on mobile

One of the debates of 2013 centres on which approach you should adopt to deliver a great user experience, while keeping costs at an acceptable level. This question often gets parsed as [i]“HTML5 or native applications?”[/i] or [i]“HTML or mobile site builders”[/i] or even something else entirely. But with all the vaunted promise of HTML5, just what does that ‘5’ mean when it comes to real world deployments?...

Anatomy of a mobile web experience: facebook.com

This is the second article in a series about how the major internet brands deliver their mobile web experience. The previous article is available here: Anatomy of a mobile web experience: google.com...

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