Mobile App User Interfaces for Simpler Navigation

The mobile iOS App Store has seen a tremendous influx in publishers over the past year. 2012 has been a phenomenal time for app developers with new creative and unique interfaces. From this small burst of creativity we can find dozens of examples for cleaner, more intuitive user navigation menus.

As such I’d like to dedicate this article looking into some newer trends for simpler mobile app navigation. iOS designers & developers are working together blending ideas with practical functionality and programming. There are also plenty of examples for mobile apps exclusive to the Android platform. But I feel that Apple developers are always ahead of the curve, which leads to a more polished and refined user experience within the App Store.

A Brief Introduction to HTML5

HTML5 is the fifth revision of the well-known and loved markup language. There are many new features and abilities that HTML5 has to offer and this post will get you familiarized with them. I will not go into in-depth detail about every aspect of HTML5, but I will get you familiarized with its key aspects; after all, this is only an introduction to HTML5.

How Web Designers can Transition into Coding

Getting started as a web designer requires weeks or even months of practice and dedication. There are so many unique aspects in designing graphics for the web, you may often feel out of place. But one step towards feeling more comfortable as a designer is to advance your own development skills.

Having the ability to design PSDs and then code the design into a site layout is a huge benefit. You won’t need to rely on another web developer to work out your HTML5/CSS3. Plus right after designing a website layout in Photoshop you’ll be able to bring that work to life. It’s truly a skillset that requires time – but ultimately it will improve your knowledge and control on the web.

CSS Box-Sizing for Noobies

Box-sizing basically is an alternative to the standard box model we have in CSS. To fully understand box-sizing you need to understand the box model. Practically, they work just about the same but there is one key difference – one that will be discussed in depth later. So, let’s get started by examining the good old box model.

How to Optimize Your Web Designs for Retina Devices

Retina displays are becoming much more common amongst tech enthusiasts. The Apple iPad and iPhone 4 introduced the retina displays and changed the face of modern technology and modern web design. Using these newer screens the pixel density is double that of a typical mobile resolution.

This means images and page elements will appear more crisp than with any ordinary LCD screen. But this also means web developers have to work around settings to get images looking nice in both normal and retina formatting. In this article I want to discuss some basic ideas for optimizing your website’s performance on retina devices.

Learn How to Create Shapes in CSS3

Since CSS shapes are becoming more important to website development, I thought that a simple list of how to create the most common shapes was in order. You’ll find that most of these shapes are very simple to achieve and that they are not that complicated at all. However, at the same time, they will save you a lot of trouble.