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A Brief Overview On Responsive Navigation Patterns

Mittwoch, 19. April 2017 13:08




 


 

To say that responsive web design has changed our industry would be an understatement at best. We used to ask our clients which resolutions and devices they wanted us to support, but we now know the answer is “as many as possible.” To answer a challenge like this and to handle our increasingly complex world, our industry has exploded with new thinking, patterns and approaches.

A Brief Overview On Responsive Navigation Patterns

In this article, I want to look specifically at the issue of responsive navigation. We will first talk about information architecture, then the purpose of navigation, and finally we will look at three responsive navigation patterns that have served well over time.

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How To Prototype IoT Experiences: Configuring The Software (Part 2)

Dienstag, 18. April 2017 8:03

 

 

In the first article of this series, we walked through how to put together the hardware board and all of its additional components into a single rig. I a…

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AMP For Retailers: Is It Worth It?

Mittwoch, 12. April 2017 14:40

 

 

Big news from Google: Within a few months, the infamous search engine will divide its index to give users better and fresher content. The long-term plan …

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How To Prototype IoT Experiences: Building The Hardware (Part 1)

Dienstag, 11. April 2017 14:02

 

 

The world is constantly evolving with frameworks, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and virtual reality (VR). These and many others are opening opport…

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How To Set Up An Automated Testing System Using Android Phones (A Case Study)

Dienstag, 4. April 2017 10:18




 


 

Regression testing is one of the most time-consuming tasks when developing a mobile Android app. Using myMail as a case study, I’d like to share my experience and advice on how to build a flexible and extensible automated testing system for Android smartphones — from scratch.

How To Set Up An Automated Testing System Using Android Phones (A Case Study)

The team at myMail currently uses about 60 devices for regression testing. On average, we test roughly 20 builds daily. Approximately 600 UI tests and more than 3,500 unit tests are run on each build.

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Building For Mobile: RWD, PWA, AMP Or Instant Articles?

Montag, 27. März 2017 11:07




 


 

As we look deep into 2017, one of the questions on every web developer’s mind ought to be, “What trend will define the web in 2017?” Just three years ago, we were talking about the “Year of Responsive Web Design”, and we’ve all seen how the stakes were raised when Google announced Mobilegeddon (21 April 2015) and started to boost the rankings of mobile-friendly websites in mobile search results.

Building For Mobile: RWD, PWA, AMP Or Instant Articles?

Today, as our findings indicate, responsive web design is the norm, with 7 out of 10 mobile-optimized websites being responsive, up from 5 last year, which begs the questions: What’s next? Where is it all heading? We solved the screen-size issue and had a great run for a few years — now what?

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Beyond The Browser: From Web Apps To Desktop Apps

Dienstag, 21. März 2017 13:54




 


 

I started out as a web developer, and that’s now one part of what I do as a full-stack developer, but never had I imagined I’d create things for the desktop. I love the web. I love how altruistic our community is, how it embraces open-source, testing and pushing the envelope. I love discovering beautiful websites and powerful apps. When I was first tasked with creating a desktop app, I was apprehensive and intimidated. It seemed like it would be difficult, or at least… different.

Beyond The Browser: From Web Apps To Desktop Apps

It’s not an attractive prospect, right? Would you have to learn a new language or three? Imagine an archaic, alien workflow, with ancient tooling, and none of those things you love about the web. How would your career be affected?

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Which Responsive Design Framework Is Best? Of Course, It Depends.

Montag, 20. März 2017 11:04

 

 

In 2017, the question is not whether we should use a responsive design framework. Increasingly, we are using them. The question is which framework should…

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Prototype And Code: Creating A Custom Pull-To-Refresh Gesture Animation

Mittwoch, 15. März 2017 11:58




 


 

Pull-to-refresh is one of the most popular gestures in mobile applications right now. It’s easy to use, natural and so intuitive that it is hard to imagine refreshing a page without it. In 2010, Loren Brichter created Tweetie, one of numerous Twitter applications. Diving into the pool of similar applications, you won’t see much difference among them; but Loren’s Tweetie stood out then.

Prototype And Code: Creating A Custom Pull-To-Refresh Gesture Animation

It was one simple animation that changed the game — pull-to-refresh, an absolute innovation for the time. No wonder Twitter didn’t hesitate to buy Tweetie and hire Loren Brichter. Wise choice! As time went on, more and more developers integrated this gesture into their applications, and finally, Apple itself brought pull-to-refresh to its system application Mail, to the joy of people who value usability.

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Current Trends And Future Prospects Of The Mobile App Market

Montag, 20. Februar 2017 13:37




 


 

The mobile app market is growing faster than a beanstalk. The industry is huge and growing daily, and there is no end in sight. Expectedly, the mobile developer population has boomed, and the number of mobile apps in the market has hit new heights. The revenue generated by the global mobile app industry has skyrocketed.

Current Trends And Future Prospects Of The Mobile App Market

Hybrid monetization models, such as in-app ads and in-app purchases, are quickly gaining popularity in the business world. Most studies show that in-app advertising is set to be a key driver of mobile growth over the coming years (see Statista’s, IHS Markit’s and Forbes’s reports).

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