3. Mobilizing Navigation

Mobile devices aren’t new—we’ve already had them for decades, even centuries. Let’s take a look at a few of them, and also look at some mobile apps, to help understand how to better design a web site’s navigation for mobile use.

As I noted in Chapter 1, the era of iOS, Android, and other mobile operating systems and their related hardware have us talking a lot about “mobile devices.” These phones, smartphones, handhelds, MP3 players, tablets—they’re revolutionary in many ways, to be sure.

But they’re not the only mobile devices that we have. So let’s take a look at some interfaces from other mobile devices to see how they are designed. Are there some lessons that we can learn and then apply to mobile web design?

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