A guide to your first mobile design project

If you’re a design student or a junior designer and you’re about to dig into your first mobile project, here’s some guidance on what to keep in mind when adjusting your mobile design for both platforms. Think for a second about the apps on your first smartphone back in 2009. Skeuomorphic icons, gradient buttons, and background textures? Remember the dark backgrounds and vibrant typography on Android phones? I’m sure you can tell the difference between mobile app design in 2009 and 2015. But can you really point out a huge difference between iOS and Android UI design today? Although nowadays mobile interfaces are clear and user-friendly, a flat approach to design made all mobile platform styles look pretty similar. The general goal of a multi-platform mobile design is to achieve both brand consistency and alignment with platform-specific conventions. But, the only way to truly ensure style and layout consistency across various platform versions, manufacturers, screen sizes and densities is by using custom UI components. When going custom, you’re always risking creating something that doesn’t feel “at home” to the user. So, here is a brief comparison of the platforms which will help you decide between going with a standard […]

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