The Mobile Book features the most important things that you need to know as a designer, developer or mobile strategist for your websites. You’ll dive deep into the peculiarities of the mobile industry, explore responsive design strategy, design patterns and optimization techniques, learn about wireframing and prototyping for mobile as well as the guidelines for designing with gestures and touch.
As an extra, the book provides insights into the popular platforms such as iOS, Windows Phone etc. as well as introduces developing and debugging techniques for advanced HTML5 Web applications.
When it comes to mobile, there are more open questions than definitive answers. Due to its fragmentation, it's not so easy to understand how mobile market looks and works in general. How to pick the right mobile strategy and select the right approach for your website? What design patterns and what UX techniques can assist you to design quicker and better for mobile devices? What design patterns do you need to be aware when building responsive websites and to optimize the performance for mobile?
Our new book attempts to answer these questions. Well-known experts such as Peter-Paul Koch, Stephanie Rieger, Trent Walton, Brad Frost, Dave Olsen, Josh Clark and Remy Sharp have contributed to the book to present the most relevant and valuable insights. To ensure the quality of the book, the chapters have been reviewed by Scott Jenson, Bryan Rieger, Tim Kadlec, Bruce Lawson and other active members of the mobile design community. The preface is written by Jeremy Keith. It wasn't easy to bring together such a stellar line-up of experts, but a compromise wasn't an option.
Steve Tengler — UX Magazine
I highly recommend this book to both the blossoming and the experienced UX designer. The various voices of different authors breathe fresh narrative air that carries diverse-and-deep domain knowledge along in a cohesive story about how to harness the chaos of our ever-evolving world into a mobile-UX delight. Consider the lessons in this book a whopping set of New Year resolutions.
Table of Contents
When setting up the concept of the book, we worked hard to ensure a delicate balance between basic knowledge and the current state of the art.
|Peter-Paul Koch||What's Going On In Mobile?|
|Stephanie Rieger||The Future Of Mobile|
|Trent Walton||Responsive Design Strategy|
|Brad Frost||Responsive Design Patterns|
|Dave Olsen||Optimizing For Mobile|
|Dennis Kardys||Hands-On Design For Mobile (UX Perspective)|
|Josh Clark||Designing For Touch|
The Mobile Book Addendum: Mobile Platforms
Initially, we wanted to cover all popular mobile topics within the printed book, but because some chapters took more time to write and review than planned, we decided to release them in an addendum to the printed book. All buyers of the Mobile Book will get the Addendum for free. The eBook provides insights into design and development for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, as well as introduces developing and debugging techniques for advanced HTML5 Web applications and explores UX patterns on these platforms.
Table of Contents
Rian van der Merwe
|Mobile Design Patterns|
|Nathan Barry||Getting Started With Design and Development For iOS|
|Arturo Toledo||Designing Windows Phone Apps|
What Reviewers Say About The Mobile Book
A few reviewers have had the chance to read the book a few days before its release, and share their views in a non-committal way. The result is very clear: the book is worthwhile. Should you get it? Yes! Let’s see why:
I got my hands on an early copy of The Mobile Book. I’ll cut to the chase and just say this: It’s fantastic. You should own it. Really.
The standard, the reference book for Mobile. I worked for a mobile web publishing company for 18 months and the depth of knowledge provided by the experts in this book is extraordinary. It blew me away. This book provides a diplomatic, comprehensive guide to understanding “Mobile”, delivered by people who have a real passion for the Mobile endeavours in our community.”
I’ll cut to the chase for those deliberating a purchase: it’s well worth the cover price. The eBook edition is a steal! This book establishes a mindset of understanding and exploring the medium. It embraces the breadth of its domain and will set you on an exciting path.
As somebody who spends a lot of time tinkering and tweaking websites to make them work better, I thought this book was bloody brilliant. There is so much depth and information packed into its 336 pages that I think it will become the book for the mobile Web.
Every chapter is full of golden nuggets of information and the standard of writing is, as you would expect from a Smashing Magazine book, impeccable.
It’s essential reading for those involved with the design and development of web/app based output. The essays within will encourage you to consider how people interact with mobile technology and help you to produce mobile friendly solutions to your projects.
This book has something for all levels of expertise. [..] It doesn’t patronise, it doesn’t talk over your head either, it teaches. It is an important book of its time, don’t hesitate in picking it up.
Earlier I mentioned that you should add this book to your shelf, in reality, you’ll probably want to keep it on your desk.
In general I think this book is a great addition for a company or agency library. As a specialist, it can leave you with a few chapters that are very much beyond your reach and can leave you with dangerous “knowledge” but a team reading the applicable chapters and then pooling their knowledge and learnings can use this book to go into the mobile future kicking and screaming. And kicking arse.
- 336 pages, 16.5 × 24.0 cm (6.5 × 9.5 inches).
- Quality hardcover with stitched binding and a ribbon page marker.
- Please note that the Addendum is only available as an eBook.
- Worldwide airmail delivery available ($4.90 intl. shipping).
- ISBN: 978-3-943075-46-5