O'Reilly logo

Pro iOS Web Design and Development: HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript by Andrea Picchi

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 5

iPhone UI Design: Think Simple

“Less is more…”

—Ludwing Mies van der Rohe

This chapter is all about user interface design for the iPhone. We will first introduce the basic concept for designing that interface, which is “think simple” and will then look at iPhone users' experiences and the nature of users' cognitive resource limitations.

After this brief introduction, we will explore the anatomy of sketching using freehand sketching techniques and will explain how to mock up a user interface with some useful tools, such as Balsamiq. We will explore Balsamiq's interface and show how to optimize it.

Next, we will jump directly into Adobe Fireworks and explain how to design a user interface pixel by pixel. When designing a user interface, ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required