Build Mobile Websites and Apps for Smart Devices by Earle Castledine, Myles Eftos, Max Wheeler

By Earle Castledine, Myles Eftos, Max Wheeler

Construct cellular web pages and Apps for shrewdpermanent units is a realistic advisor for front-end net designers and builders. You’ll find a enjoyable and clean method of cellular website design and improvement, with huge, immense scope for chance. cellular internet improvement is altering quickly, with a better emphasis on smooth touch-screen smartphones. by way of following the recommendation during this e-book, you'll be yes you’re studying the talents you must utilize this new know-how. You’ll learn the way to:Design powerful interfaces for contemporary units Use HTML5 and CSS3 to construct quickly, responsive layouts that glance nice on each machine Use JavaScript to create a local believe with transitions, contact and swipe occasions, animations, and extra Introduces PhoneGap and exhibits readers easy methods to upload local functionally to their net app conveniently Leverage APIs to use integrated equipment performance Use PhoneGap to show your internet app right into a local app for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and different platforms—and promote it on-line and many more...

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22. 22. Examples of tab bars with differentiated buttons, from Path, Instagram, and DailyBooth Interface Icons In our tab bar, we’re using icons alongside text to reinforce the function behind each menu item, as well as adding graphical flair to the design. Both Android and iOS have similar design philosophies for their interface icons—namely that they’re simple monochrome icons. This makes it easier to create a consistent iconography, and lets us use color in the icons to indicate selected (and other) states for each tab.

How might that look? 21 gives an idea. 21. Our tab bar again, this time with an item selected Here’s a breakdown of the key features of the selected state: ■ dark overlay to increase contrast on the selected button ■ use of a contrasting color, in this case the gold color from our palette Design for Mobile 39 ■ a subtle spot to draw attention ■ added depth—highlights and shadow—to our interface icon The task of styling the tab bar requires a delicate balance. We want to separate it from our content without having it disappear into the background completely.

Media queries are an extension of the familiar media-type attributes we’ve long used to deliver print stylesheets to our HTML pages. The difference is that instead of only allowing a singular context for those CSS rules, we can query (hence the name) the physical characteristics of our user’s device. This means we can deliver different stylesheets (or bits of stylesheets) to only the devices that fit the criteria we specify. css" /> Of course, we’re not limited to inspecting the width of the device in question.

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