Posts Tagged ‘Mobile’

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Think Again: Assumptions About Mobile To Reconsider

The popularity of mobile has skyrocketed over the past few years. We've seen six generations of iPhones, five iPad models, hundreds of Android phones and thousands of different devices being manufactured.

Assumptions About Mobile To Reconsider

Design and development have gone all the way from static and desktop-centric to responsive and device-aware. And it has been a very exciting journey. The field is relatively young — we are all learning (usually by mistakes). Because of that, we are also struggling with generalizations and even stereotypes.

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Introducing New iOS6 Features In Mobile Safari

If you've had half an eye on the tech press over the last few weeks, you'll be aware of the update to iOS, or at least of its replacement of Google maps with the new iOS Maps app.

Introducing New iOS6 Features In Mobile Safari

Stories of parks appearing where once there were roads, seas disappearing and more, abound. I'm not going to wade into the debate about whether or not Apple should have done this or whether the new app is an improvement or not, but instead I'm going to focus on the update to mobile Safari — and specifically, what it means for Web developers.

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TutorialHow To Design A Mobile Game With HTML5

Care to make a cross-platform mobile game with HTML5? No need to dabble in Java or Objective-C? Bypass the app stores? Sounds like an instant win! A handful of game developers are pushing the envelope of mobile HTML5 games at the moment. Check out the likes of Nutmeg and Lunch Bug for some shining examples.

The great thing about these titles is that they work equally well on both mobile and desktop using the same code. Could HTML5 finally fulfill the holy grail of “write once, run anywhere”? Now, as a Web developer you’re used to dealing with the quirks of certain browsers and degrading gracefully and dealing with fragmented platforms. So, a few technical challenges won’t put you off, right? What’s more, all of these performance and audio problems are temporary.

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Developing Responsive Designs With Opera Mobile Emulator

Back in 2009, when coding version 10 of Opera Mobile, my Opera colleagues decided to tune the Opera Mobile build machine so that it would churn out builds not only for common mobile platforms, but for Windows and Linux as well. Originally intended for quality assurance and testing, these desktop builds proved also to be useful for Web development; being able to use Opera Mobile on a desktop machine took away the need to do all testing on a phone, and the mobile browser window was suddenly only an Alt/Command + Tab away from our text editor — exciting!

Two Opera Mobile instances

So, we decided to iron out the wrinkly bits, added a Mac build channel, and turned it into a publicly available developer tool, called Opera Mobile Emulator. Coming in at a fairly small size, Opera Mobile Emulator can be downloaded for free from Opera’s developer website or from the Mac App Store, and installing it is straightforward. The engine and UI are exactly the same as when you run Opera Mobile on a phone, while desktop-specific hooks, such as the profile selector, keyboard shortcuts and command-line flags, give you a bit of extra debugging power.

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Presidential Smackdown EditionSeparate Mobile Website Vs. Responsive Website

The US presidential race is heading into full swing, which means we’ll soon see the candidates intensely debate the country’s hot-button issues. While the candidates are busy battling it out, the Web design world is entrenched in its own debate about how to address the mobile Web: creating separate mobile websites versus creating responsive websites.

Separate Mobile Website Vs. Responsive Website: Presidential Smackdown Edition

It just so happens that the two US presidential candidates have chosen different mobile strategies for their official websites. In the red corner is Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s dedicated mobile website, and in the blue corner is incumbent Barack Obama’s responsive website.

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Do Mobile And Desktop Interfaces Belong Together?

The term “responsive design” has gathered a lot of well-deserved buzz among Web designers. As you probably know, it refers to an easy way to dynamically customize interfaces for different devices and to serve them all from the same website, with no need for a separate mobile domain.

Do Mobile And Desktop Interfaces Belong Together?

It solves one major problem, and very elegantly: how to adapt visual interfaces for mobile, tablet and desktop browsers. But when unifying a website, you have to solve problems other than how it will appear in different browsers, which could make the task much more difficult than you first realize.

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Defining Your Mobile StrategyDo Mobile And Desktop Interfaces Belong Together?

The term “responsive design” has gathered a lot of well-deserved buzz among Web designers. As you probably know, it refers to an easy way to dynamically customize interfaces for different devices and to serve them all from the same website, with no need for a separate mobile domain.

Do Mobile And Desktop Interfaces Belong Together?

It solves one major problem, and very elegantly: how to adapt visual interfaces for mobile, tablet and desktop browsers. But when unifying a website, you have to solve problems other than how it will appear in different browsers, which could make the task much more difficult than you first realize.

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