Mobile touch screen UI trends

1 Sep 2008 - 9:42am
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jorge.marquezm
2008

Hi everyone,

Does anyone have detected new trends on web design for touch screen mobile
devices as HTC, Samsung, etc...?

Have you seen any web optimized for HTC?

Everybody is optimazing their website to iPhone UI, but what about the
others touch screen devices?

What would you recommend, should we use a different UI for this kind of
models, more iPhone like or should we keep designing classic mobile web UI?

optimize or not optimize?

Cheers!

Jorge

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Comments

1 Sep 2008 - 12:36pm
Barbara Ballard
2005

Hola Jorge,

> Everybody is optimizing their website to iPhone UI, but what about the
> others touch screen devices?

Some of our clients are actually getting the two confused. "touch
screen" = "high end browser", at least in their minds. We re-educate
them (Opera Mobile??), and frequently recommend a four-version
approach (applies to web sites, not to apps):

1. touch/stylus + client scripting
2. scroll-and-select + client scripting
3. server-side scripting <-- includes transcoders like Novarra,
OpenWeb, Google, etc.
4. nonscripting

You use a little device detection to make minor tweaks to the last
two. For example, increase target size or padding size if it is a
touch device. You can combine 1 & 2 if you need to; you can combine 3
& 4 if you must.

The distinction between server-side and client-side is critical, but
not obvious to clients. Basically, server-side (like Opera Mini) will
display the page, but won't re-draw parts of the page. It cripples
responsiveness.

Finally, we added a page to our wiki about what script *events* each
browser can generate. Anybody with deep knowledge of S60 and Pocket IE
is especially encouraged to participate.

http://patterns.littlespringsdesign.com/index.php/Script_Events

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Barbara Ballard
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2 Sep 2008 - 8:49am
Mathieu Collet
2008

You have to distinguish Touch UI and non touch UI.

iPhone UI change standards of mobile design and offer high level of
user experience.
It is possible to have very close UI with other browsers such as
Opera Mobile, Netfront 3.5 or S60.
It implies specific developpments but why a iPhone user would have a
usable and beautiful interface while other mobile users would benefit
of a simple and basic UI ;)

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10 Sep 2008 - 2:44am
Andreas Ringdal
2008

The iPhone has a First to market advantage (.jp not included).
Although there are many mobile browsers, they have not encouraged
use. The iPhone is becoming an addition to the way people use online
services.
I would rather go for optimizing for iPhone than designing for
iPhone.

Andreas, looking forward to Firefox mobile

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