Designing for the Apple iPhone: Six top tips
Designing for the iPhone can be a challenging task, especially if it's your first attempt. Most iOS user interface designers were web designers before exploring the ever-expanding mobile market, and although the elements may be similar, the resolution and screen size most certainly are not. The designer needs to be able to fit just as much (or sometimes even more) information into a much smaller area, in the iPhone's case that's 640 by 480 pixels – keep in mind however you'll need to design at a resolution of 960 by 640 for the iPhone 4′s Retina display.
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Five virtues of user interface design
UI design is by no means easy, but it is incredibly fun. You get to use your imagination to create new or improve upon pre-existing site and app user interfaces. However, being a UI designer does come with a few governing virtues that all designers should follow to produce great interfaces. The 5 virtues that all UI designers should live by include:
You are not designing a site to look flashy and show off your mad skills; you are designing a site to enhance the lives of your users. For each design you create you must always keep your users in mind. Not everyone is a developer, and forge