Mobile web interfaces take a different sort of design practice, whether they are for mobile websites or native mobile applications. With a different sort of device, and a more noticeably different screen size, we as designers must consider a new set of best practices for design.
Any web designer may be noticing the close in the gap between web designer and mobile designer. Before, many designers chose to be within that niche, but as the mobile web grows, we web designers don’t really have a choice to do mobile design or not! It is often a requirement for most projects, and in years to come that fact will be even more so.
In this article we’ll look over the basic best practices for designing for the mobile web, and the major differences in designing for the “traditional web” (via desktops/laptops and all other bigger screens).
Limited and Big Navigation
Navigation is the number one thing all web designers and developers need to focus on. Without good, usable navigation, our users may get confused, not be able to find what they need or want, and will end up leaving our sites, never to return!
We know this though, that fact has been paraded throughout all of the previous generations of the web. Just as it’s important to plan and design effective navigation for a regular website, so is it important to do the same for a mobile interface. Seguir leyendo “Design Best Practices for the Mobile Web”