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New Smashing eBook: Mobile Design For iPhone And iPad [PDF, ePUB, Mobi]

Web designers know that their industry tends to change very quickly. Continuous adaptation and development of skills are necessary in order to always stay up to date. Over the past few years, mobile web usage has increased to a point where 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 their audience. Consequently, our brand new Smashing eBook is dedicated to “Mobile Design for iPhone and iPad”.

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This e-book presents articles on professional mobile design for the iPhone as well as the iPad, including studies of trends in mobile design and guidelines for the development of mobile web pages. These articles are mostly 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. They have been carefully edited and are available as a PDF, ePub and Mobipocket.

  • download a free PDF sample (6 Mb)
  • download a free ePUB sample (.zip, 2.2 Mb)
  • download a free Mobipocket sample (2.6 Mb)
  • read one of the articles of the eBook, How To Build A Mobile Website1 for free (HTML)
  • buy the eBook (PDF, ePUB, Mobipocket) for only $9.90

Table of Contents Link

More than 300 pages, the eBook consists of articles about:

  • 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

The authors are: Alexander Dawson, Alexander Komarov, Cameron Chapman, Jen Gordon, Jon Raasch, Kim Pimmel, Luke Wroblewski, Marc Edwards, Michael Flarupp, Nick Francis, Rachel Andrew and Steven Snell.

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Advantages With Smashing eBooks Link

Now, why should readers buy a Smashing eBook? Good question. Although so much content is available online for free, an eBook feels a bit more permanent, secure and reliable and is often much better optimized for reading than webpages are. In fact, eBooks present many more benefits and advantages compared to the web, including:

  • Portability
    You can carry all your books with you, in notebooks, smartphones or e-book readers, without worrying about their weight. Also, being compact, they are much more convenient for reading offline or on mobile smart phones. All Smashing eBooks are available as a PDF, ePub and Mobipocket.
  • Search Functionality
    With built-in search functionality you can easily search for keywords or even text passages in your books.
  • Bookmarks, Highlights and Notes
    Advanced e-book readers will automatically remember where you stopped reading each time you close your digital book. They also allow you to bookmark specific pages, highlight your favorite text passages and make notes.
  • Built-in Dictionaries
    Advanced e-book readers provide built-in dictionaries. For example, if you read an English book but you are not a native-speaker, built-in dictionaries can help you to understand the content in your e-book quicker.
  • Text to Speech
    Latest e-book readers provide built-in text-to-speech functionality that can be useful, especially for mobile devices with small screens. Also, you can allow your eyes to rest after a long day in front of your computer.
  • No Advertising
    Compared to articles published on Smashing Magazine, our Smashing eBooks do not contain any advertising.
  • No DRM Protection
    The Smashing eBooks are not protected by DRM. That makes it easy for you to read the e-books on any e-book reader. Please respect our work and the hard efforts of our writers. If you received a Smashing eBook from a source other than the Smashing Shop, please support us by purchasing your copy in our online shop2. Thank you.

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You can read all Smashing eBooks in PDF format, ePub or Mobipocket:

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  1. 1

    looks to be very well written (should I have expected something else?).
    nice job again.

  2. 2

    George Mamadashvili

    November 3, 2010 5:58 am

    Looks good and what about Smashing CSS? there will be any info here?

  3. 5

    I buy the book! Great Job SM!

  4. 6

    Nice job, just what I wanted to read about :).
    Gonna buy it this afternoon. First celebrating with the SF Giants!
    Go Giants! :D

  5. 7

    nice. need to skim the sample. maybe get JJ Dillon to pry open the wallet.

  6. 8

    How do your books look on the Kindle? I am considering to get one soon.

  7. 12

    Where’s Android? The forgotten Giant…
    I hope you guys are not only focusing on one technology.
    Cheers – Oliver

    • 13

      Smashing magazine is an apple fanboy and it’s putting off many readers. iOS and android get far too much attention considering they only have around 15% market share each compare to Symbian’s 40%.

      • 14

        Really SM, why not a generalized book for tables and phones why ipad and iphone specific? Or is it but just badly named?

  8. 15


    November 4, 2010 2:18 am

    9.90$ = 7.90€ seriously?

  9. 16

    Ryan Bollenbach

    November 4, 2010 5:21 am

    Wow this looks really awesome, I’ll definitely check it out!!

  10. 17

    sweetheart the mobi pocket samle isn’t downloading – i get an error when i click the link

  11. 18

    I just bought this e-book today…

    This book is really awesome! All you need to know to develop your mobile website is there!

    Thank you SM!

  12. 19

    I get a 404 error trying to download the mobipocket sample version

  13. 20

    Going to get a run done of paper versions?

  14. 21

    I think a screenshot is missing on the page 194 about password masking… Isn’t it?

  15. 22

    He he he, Steve Jobs will make you guys rich.
    It would be best to adjust all the web standards to suit the needs of Steve…
    I think that industry should follow some rules and web standards, not vice versa.

  16. 23

    Only Apple? This book is already 2 years out of date.

  17. 24

    Wow. This is a great read. I was expecting something that might “sorta” be helpful. This definitely has “the beef”.

  18. 25

    November 9, 2010 4:16 am

    Just read the ebook preview file, looks good.

  19. 26

    Kindle version please! =)

  20. 27

    Good one and very useful. :-) …smashing will release video tutor with workshop ?

  21. 28

    Very nice to read,
    I want to share a website with you people. It’s really very helpful in comparing prices and models of laptops mobiles and a lot more about electronics goods. its good to buy mobiles, laptops and so many other electronics goods online.

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    jkramz bartolaba

    October 20, 2011 3:30 am

    I was looking forward for this post to come out. I may missed it but I never stop in finding your blogs and posts. Thanks for taking time and sharing your ideas, thoughts and perspective which readers can learn something from it.
    I just hope you will continue doing what you are doing now. I love you blog and you every posts.


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