In the new age of smart televisions, tablets, phablets and smartphones web sites are served to more devices and form factors than ever before. Apart from the massive differences in screen sizes, devices may differ in orientation, resoloution, DPI and more. Diverse nature aside users are ever increasingly using these devices to browse the internet.
Almost every new client in Gippsland these days wants a mobile version of their website.
It’s practically essential after all: one design for the iPhone, one for the iPad, another for smartphones and another for widescreen computers — and all screen resolutions must be compatible, too.
In the last several years at Gippsland Web Design, we’ve seen a rapid shift in software and app interface design, from 3-D to flat and minimal, like the new iPhone interface.
Although this trend has become nearly standard, let’s take a moment to consider how we got here and what influence it’s having on interface design as a whole.