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Build Mobile Websites and Apps for Smart Devices by Earle Castledine, Max Wheeler, Myles Eftos

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Chapter 2Design for Mobile

Before we leap into designing our application, we’ll look at some fundamental things to consider when crafting an interface for a mobile-centric app. It’s easy to jump headfirst into creating the look and feel for an application. That’s the fun part, right? The problem is that design doesn’t start with Photoshop. First and foremost, it’s about communication. Design is the process of organizing the information we want to present so that its structure is meaningful and instantly understandable. It’s about controlling the navigation and flow of our application in a way that is clear, minimizes uncertainty, and feels efficient. As Jeffrey Zeldman, father of standards-based design, says in his seminal article “Style versus ...

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