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Chapter 6: Hands-On Design For Mobile

By Dennis Kardys

What’s the most difficult challenge of designing for mobile? It’s a question I’ve found myself returning to over and over again. I’ve considered the types of challenges we face: inconsistent device sizes and capabilities, quirky browsers, irresponsible responsive images and so on. What I’ve realized is that all of these challenges are technical in nature. They are all resolvable problems—problems that we’ll eventually work out. The bigger challenge is one that can’t be solved in code. This challenge will need to be solved collectively, in our minds. We carry with us personal, intelligent technology that’s always connected and always with us. These devices will inevitably continue to shape how ...

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