Category Archives: Mobile and Web Design

The Pros and Cons of Responsive Web Design

As you probably read on the last post, I just recently finished reading Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte. And, in risk of repeating myself too much, I think it’s one of the best web design related books I’ve read so far. If you still don’t know what I’m talking about, you can read Ethan’s […]

The Pros and Cons of Working with JQuery Mobile

I’ve been working with the mobile web (either designing or front-ending, I tend to do both) for almost four months now and I’ve learned a great deal in that time. One of the many things I’ve learned from has been the use of the JQuery Mobile framework for mobile web experience implementation. As you can […]

How to Design a Website Online

Nowadays, with the existing variety of online applications, many of our daily tasks can be handled without the need of a pre-installed software on the computer. But can an entire web design process be carried out without desktop applications? It is not always easy to get access to the necessary or preferred software packages, so […]

What internet users should expect with the rise of HTML5

There has been a lot of controversy and information about what the increasing presence of HTML5 will represent for web developers and their current way of dealing with web projects. It has also been acknowledged as a very positive improvement for numerous reasons concerning said subject. From the user’s perspective, though, there is also a […]

Working ads into your mobile design

Yes, everyone hates ads on their apps. We hate ads everywhere. But when it comes down to sponsorship interests, we as designers have to live with these ads whether we like it or not. So what to do, then? First things first: Consider regulations and standards. The standard sizes for web ads are very popular, […]

My Notes on Jared Spool’s presentation – The Essential Principles behind Great Design Principles

As a perfect end to this fabulous event, our host Jared Spool talked about the essentials behind the design principles we apply to our individual projects. I personally really liked it, I think it was a great way to wrap up. Here are my notes on it: We need to provide clear copy explaining any […]

My Notes on Mike Lee’s presentation – Designing a Strategy for Organizational Transformations

Almost at the end of the event and it was Mike Lee‘s turn to illustrate us on the internal strategy of AARP towards going mobile. Overall very interesting data, although I didn’t really know how to write it down, and I’m sorry about that because he had a lot of interesting insights to share. I […]

My Notes on Luke Wroblewski’s presentation – Designing Mobile Web Experiences

So we’re almost done with the Web App Masters Tour, just two more presentations to go, and I don’t want to sound biased when I’m saying this but Luke’s was, to me and because of my current focus, positively the best presentation up to now. I was so excited to listen to all this immediately […]

My Notes on Kate Bringham’s presentation – PatientsLikeMe: Adventures with Data Visualizations

Kate’s presentation was a very interesting specialized topic. It was very interesting to see how they handle health data, mainly because I really had never thought about health data handling at all. It’s very delicate and complex data and I really liked how people at PatientsLikeMe are doing things. Here are my notes: Eight out […]

My Notes on Steve Portigal’s presentation – Design Fieldwork: Uncovering Innovation from the Outside In

I really liked Steve Portigal‘s presentation, it was a ver insightful description of how fieldwork should be handled and considered. I also remembered some of the procedures of my previous job and I was actually very surprised to find out how much of it we had been doing wrong. Can’t really change that now, since […]