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

By Earle Castledine, Myles Eftos, Max Wheeler

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What do they want? ■ What do they expect? ■ What do we want them to do? We can’t assume that users have the time (or the inclination) to figure out how our application works. Hover Me Designing for touch devices requires a shift in our thinking. Many of the techniques we’ve been used to employing no longer work, or at least don’t quite work as we’d like. The most obvious of these is hover: Elements that rely only on mousemove, mouseover, mouseout, or the CSS pseudoclass :hover may not always behave as expected on a touch-screen device such as iPad or iPhone.

It’s familiar and easy to understand. Bad ■ It’s inherently hierarchical. ■ Users need to return to the beginning to change paths. Summary Remember, these patterns offer a suggested structure—we don’t have to use them. Familiarity and consistency can lend a design authority, but you can still break the mold. There are a myriad of examples of applications out there that eschew UI conventions to create delightful, intuitive, and unique interfaces for their users; by the same token, there are many apps that move away from these simple patterns without good reason and end up confusing and frustrating users.

The tab bar is useful for quickly establishing the structure of an application. It lets users move easily between the broad sections of an application, and also acts as an anchor point—the various selected states of the tab bar also signify where in an application the user currently is. 3 shows, the Twitter app for Android uses a tab bar to let users move between various modes of another user’s profile. Good ■ It provides a familiar navigation for users. ■ It allows easy switching between modes, views, or tasks.

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