Welcome to Smashing Android UI. This book will help you take the next step toward improving your Android knowledge. This book is not meant to teach you. Designers and developers, create smashing apps for Android devices If you're One of the newest guides in the terrific Smashing Magazine book series, this. The Brand New Printed Smashing Book: "The Mobile Book" , and will be provided as an eBook (ePUB, PDF, Kindle) as well. . As an experienced designer of Android apps, Sebastiaan de With Chapter keywords: sketching, flow, hub & spoke model, panoramas, pages, list views, design grid, app.
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Art direction has been part of advertising and print design for over years, but on the web art direction is rare and there have been few meaningful conversations about it. Almost two decades later, Art Direction for the Web by Andy Clarke has finally changed that and in this book he explains art direction, what it means, why it matters, and who can do it.
This book shows you how art direction will:. Connect your brand with customers Create connected experiences Improve engagement and conversions Bring personas and user stories to life - Take design beyond frameworks.
As the web continues to become more complex, designing static pages has become untenable, so that many of us have started to approach design in a more systematic way. In this book, Alla Kholmatova sets out to identify what makes an effective design system that can empower teams to create great digital products.
Many companies try to create a great experience for customers. But few are willing to make the changes required to deliver on that promise. Most things in life come with a dark side.
For years, the online space has acted as a playground for thieves, bandits and murky types who will use every trick in the book to make you do the opposite of what you set out to do. But there is hope. The next generation in user experience is coming. Chapter 7 focusses on white space, typographic scale, and creative uses of type. Image credit: Marc Thiele Large preview This book also covers how to use typography creatively to craft the voice with which your brand will speak.
In addition to a study on how to create readable and attractive body text, this section also explores how to be truly expressive with type to make beautiful headings, stand-firsts, drop-caps, quotes, and numerals.
You will also learn how to make full of use of images in your designs — even while the dimensions of the page change — to create impactful designs that lead the eye into your content and keep your readers engaged. You will learn how to use CSS Grid to create interesting responsive layouts and how Flexbox can be used to design elements which wrap, scale and deform to fit their containers. Images have an enormous impact on how our customers perceive our designs.
Chapter 8 covers grids and how you can use them for more than merely aligning content to the edges of columns. You will also learn how viewport units, background-size, object-position, and CSS shapes can create engaging images that are tailored for every device or window width. Sebastiaan de With Understanding The Android Platform As an experienced designer of Android apps, Sebastiaan de With provides a detailed insight into the Android platform, its peculiarities, the difficulties caused by fragmentation of the Android OS as well the developing and submission process for Android apps.
Arturo Toledo Designing For The Windows Phone With its new Windows design language, Microsoft created an entirely new design methodology focused on the content of applications, relying more on type and less on graphics.
Understanding The Intricacies Of The Mobile Landscape In discussions about user experience on mobile, we tend to make general assumptions about the environment in which users will be using an app or a website on their mobile device.
However, mobile context is a myth. Obviously we can plan for different scenarios — and so we should — but mobile context is often as unpredictable as particle physics. In the first chapter of the book, Peter-Paul Koch and Stephanie Rieger explore the mechanics of the mobile world and the ongoing developments in the industry. That's almost half the Internet population of the world and equivalent to the total number of Windows PCs in use around the world.
Mobile first yet? In the second chapter, Trent Walton introduces strategies for developing responsive websites, Brad Frost discusses emerging responsive design patterns and Dave Olsen explains what you need to know to optimize the performance of mobile websites. The second chapter explains the strategies, design patterns and optimization techniques for Responsive Web design.
Users want to have access to information and functionality, and they want the content to be usable — wherever they use it. In the third chapter, Dennis Kardys explores the wireframing and prototyping process for mobile, Greg Nudelman and Rian van der Merwe explores mobile design patterns and Josh Clark explains how we can utilize gestures and touch meaningfully on mobile.
The third chapter explores the implications of the mobile medium for UX design process and mobile UX design patterns.
The mobile world is entirely different, and the platforms are very different — they have a different culture and a different design language. The minimalist cover is coated with original gray fabric and has a shiny metal imprint.
Of course, the printed book comes with a portable companion — an eBook edition that you get for free along with the printed book. And so we did. If you prefer to have a printed book, you want it to be a beautiful, honest, classic book. So we went to great efforts to create something unique, memorable and valuable. A book with a classic, conservative look and feel, a book in the best sense of its kind - that is guaranteed to look good on a desk or on a bookshelf.
Large preview The chapters of the book are illustrated by talented, well-respected UK-based designer and illustrator Mike Kus who is known for his artistic, vivid and memorable artwork.
Here are some insights from Mike about the design process: "When Vitaly asked me if I was interested in producing a series of illustrations for 'The Mobile Book', I jumped at the chance. I always love to get my teeth into a creative project. I didn't want to go down the route of illustrating mobile phones and computer screens etc.