iOS apps, either for iPhone or iPad have in general a very template looking style, which is really annoying because an app, as well as every product or service, must have an identity by which people should recognize it. Luckily, there’s hope in the world and not everyone who builds an app screws up the situation and uses a generic site. In this article you will see a showcase of websites for iOS apps that don’t look like they were made in 5 minutes, instead they were well thought and designed.
Earlier this week, Brian posted Windows Azure Websites: a PHP Perspective which covers a lot of generally useful information, even for non-PHP developers. In fact, probably 90% of it is generically useful to anyone interested in using the new web sites feature.
Web developers are increasingly being asked to build sites that cater to smartphone Internet users, or to recast existing sites into user-friendlier formats for mobile devices. By 2015, statistical research by eMarketer predicts that more than half of the persons who access the Web will do so through a smartphone or other small-screen device.
While everything is quick and easy, website cannot avoid from changing the trend to single page design. Designers has found it challenging and rewarding while users prefer it because the new experience delights their internet lives so well.
You don’t see many horizontal websites being launched especially because many designers are against it thinking that visitors would be confused by the fact that they don’t scroll like they got used to till now. That seems a bit protective towards the visitor. After all, people are adaptable and most of these site’s visitors I’m sure are actually intrigued and somehow impressed by the fact that the design is something else than they’re used to.
Responsive design means building fluid websites that work everywhere. So why are you still using pixels in your media queries? There’s a better way. To paraphrase Bruce Lee, make your site more like water.
French President Nicholas Sarkozy wants to criminalize visitors to pro-terrorism websites. An understandable idea at first — but it would cripple open source terrorism analysis without stopping actual terrorists. Sacre bleu.