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Accidental Dismissal of Overlays: A Common Mobile Usability Problem

Overlays often need to be dismissed in a manner that goes against users’ expectations.

Mobile UX: Study Guide

Here’s a list of NN/g’s most useful articles and videos about the mobile user experience.

Building Web Layouts For Dual-Screen And Foldable Devices

Dual-screen devices are just the next evolution in responsive design.

Locket, the #1 app in Apple’s App Store, uses a trick hiding in plain sight

The photo sharing app isn’t just a viral sensation. It figured out how to use widgets the right way.

The ideal line length & line height in web design

Line length & height are crucial to make your text to look pleasant. This article shows how they are interconnected, what to focus on when setting it.

Tamagui: React Native + Web UI kit

Universal React design systems that optimize for native & web.

What If Phones Were Actually Designed for Hands?

Phones no longer fit in the hands they were made to be held and used by. How did that happen?


I only just recently learned the enterkeyhint attribute on form inputs was a thing.

The start of a new era for Responsive Web Design

If you’ve been in the web design industry as long as I have, you know one thing is imminent, the only constant is change.

Increment: Mobile

This issue reflects on the origins, evolutions, and cornerstones of modern mobile development.

The Large, Small, and Dynamic Viewports

There are some changes being proposed regarding viewport units, finally solving that “100vh in Safari on iOS” issue.

The Current State of Mobile UX (18 Common Pitfalls)

Our latest benchmark of Mobile UX reveals that 52% of e-commerce sites still have severe mobile UX issues.

Andy.Works on a mission against boring apps

Simple, focused apps like weather and calculator that use bold type, graphics and animation to drive one point home: No more boring apps.

Progressive Web Apps in 2021

The current status of the PWA platform and more insights about the state of the platform

How to build trust during onboarding

Setting up a password manager can feel like a cold machine. We were inspired by how doctors build trust with patients and lifted retention by 7.3%.

Why some people aren’t happy about Instagram‘s new home screen

People get used to the way things work and where things are. We’re simple beings — we don’t like change.

“Working in the open” firsts for Canada's COVID Alert

Canada's COVID Alert app represents milestones in federal government IT like large-scale open-source, accessibility and privacy considerations

iPhone 12 vs Designers

If you’re a designer working on mobile apps you probably know that there has been a growing number of Apple mobile devices to choose from.

The subtle ways your phone makes you hate yourself

What is beauty, anyway? Google hopes its new approach to selfies doesn’t lean so hard into stereotypes.

Building the foundations of a travel app

A brief account of the product design process and key features of a unique travel app with takeaways and key learnings.