Mobile

When not to use dropdowns, and what to use instead.
Our current notification systems fail to alleviate the constant tension between the need to be focused and the need to be informed; leading to an ever-distracted mind.
Can an opinionated flat design still have depth and truly be free of drop shadows? What would that even look like?
The UINavigationBar, navbarfor short, has been around since the original iPhone. Historically, navbars have been convenient and clear, easy to understand and easy to build. Then phones ballooned, enough that…
Many Android and iOS apps have horizontal scrolling lists. Maybe it's also combined inside a vertical list. But is it necessary? Even assuming it is, are you doing it right?…
An op-ed from the front lines of product design at . First, a disclaimer: the subject of this article is Mobile First in the context of design process, not development.…
Large smartphones don't surprise anyone anymore. They have a lot of advantages, so the jumbo phone trend is likely to continue. But bigger isn't always better: a large display doesn't…
Apple released iOS 10.3 to all (compatible) iOS devices this week. The most notable changes are not visible yet, because they rely on designers and developers to take advantage of…
A proper sharing feature has been part of iOS for years. It has a consistent, system-level UI that's available from most any app with anything worth sharing and yet no…
How to make signups and logins suck less Handling authentication is usually an afterthought, something that we just expect to work and rarely put in the effort to think it…