For the better part of my career on the web, I have been a strong proponent of creating UX scenarios and utilizing a set of static templates to accommodate the majority of viewing options. With the rapidly expanding utilization of mobile devices for web viewing, it is no longer possible to introduce various UI?s after the launch, which leaves us with the flexible grid and the hair bending initial discussions with the customer.
As wonderful and time saving as a fluid or a semi-fluid design is once the coding process begins, it introduces as many difficulties up front during the initial design reviews with the customer. Now, instead of 2 mockups & 3 to 5 wire frames, you need to start with 6 to 8 mockups & a dozen wire frames, which means exponentially more time spent on discussions, and Q&A.
So based on this experience, we have now modified our time to completions of the projects by an additional 20% to reflect the new reality of responsive design discussion. I would love to hear from anyone else, and how their quotes and time lines have had to be fiddled with ?
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What?s up with the ?New iPad??
Posted on May 6, 2012
The Retina display on the iPad 3 allows for a crisper more detailed screen. Colors are more vibrant and text is noticeably clearer. It has 4 times more pixels than the iPad 2 and a million more than an HDTV. The 5-megapixel iSight camera features a backside illumination sensor that captures great-looking pictures whether by sunlight or candlelight.