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Background notification hack for iPad and iPhone websites

Mobile browsers may look like desktop browsers, but their behavior sometimes is different and we need to understand them to provide the right user experience. In this post I’ll show you a trick to notify the user about an update while our website is on a background tab. Read the rest of this entry »

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iPhone 5 and iOS 6 for HTML5 developers, a big step forward: web inspector, new APIs and more

The new main version of the Apple’s iOS is with us, along with the new iPhone 5 and the iPod Touch fifth generation. As every big change, lot of new stuff is available for HTML5 developers and -as always- no much official information is available. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to create click-to-call links for mobile browsers

Remember: most mobile devices are also phones! So, why not create link-to-call actions? If you’re creating a business guide, or even for your own unique phonebook, most people will prefer to call a person instead of filling in a form on the device.

In this article, we analyze the new URI schemes, some meta tags and also how to call Skype or Facetime applications from a website. Read the rest of this entry »

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UI Guidelines for mobile and tablet web app design

Official user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) guidelines from the manufacturers, links to which you can find below, are a source of inspiration for mobile web and app design. Here, you will find guidelines, samples, tips, and descriptions of common mistakes. Many of the guidelines focus on native application development, but we can apply most parts of them to mobile web design too. Read the rest of this entry »

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