Design Festival Podcast #9: Design for Mobile Apps and Websites

Simon Pascal Klein

Welcome to episode nine. Today’s podcast is from Myles Eftos, one of the authors of the Sitepoint book, Build Mobile Websites and Apps for Smart Devices, and the Learnable course, Build Mobile: Develop websites and apps for smart devices.

In this episode, Myles talks about designing for mobile platforms.

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Topics covered

  • Limitations of mobile devices and interfaces
  • Following guidelines and patterns
  • Becoming familiar with mobile interface elements
  • Wireframing
  • Examining features
  • Factoring user input (e.g. keyboard)
  • Measures
  • Color schemes and “depth”
  • Iconography
  • Code
  • Computing limitations of mobile platforms
  • Caching
  • Code
  • Viewports
  • Metatags