Mobile Interface Best Practices

When you are designing your mobile interface, there’s no need to start from scratch. There are many existing conventions you can draw from. Adopting existing patterns makes sense because there’s a better chance that they’ll already be familiar to people. When an interface feels familiar, it becomes predictable and easier to use. In this chapter we’ll cover common conventions and look at when and where they make sense to use.

Native App vs. Web Conventions

In an attempt to bring consistency and predictability to the hundreds of thousands of apps being submitted to app stores, companies like Google and Apple have published extensive interface guidelines for app designers. Although these guidelines are chock-full ...

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