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Accept Mobile Payments, Mobile Payments Service - Amazon Payments. Free Wireframing Kits, UI Design Kits, PDFs and Resources - Smashing Magazine. Advertisement To mock-up the user interface of a website, software or any other product, you’ll need some basic UI elements.

Free Wireframing Kits, UI Design Kits, PDFs and Resources - Smashing Magazine

And this is where wireframing kits and UI design kits come in handy. When you want to create a low-fidelity prototype for your projects, you can use these kits to give your idea a certain shape, keeping it abstract and not losing yourself in details. iPad GUI Design Recommendations, Templates, and Galleries. If you're interested in iPad design or development, the internet is already offering up resources for you, including interface recommendations, icon templates, and galleries of Apple examples.

iPad GUI Design Recommendations, Templates, and Galleries

And why not? The same people who love every pixel of interface on the iPhone are finding 1024x768 reasons to pour over the iPad's beefy new canvas as well. First up, Gizmodo highlights some of Apple's new iPad Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) which suggest developers "think different" and not just big when it comes to the iPad. A Guide to Mobile Web Design Tips and Tricks. Having a mobile-optimized web site can really make your site stand apart from the pack.

A Guide to Mobile Web Design Tips and Tricks

Even though smartphones like the iPhone and Google Android devices can display "the full web," having a web page formatted for smaller screens and with features that can take advantage of a touch screen, geolocation, or address book functionality can make the mobile web browsing experience that much better. Even just a few years ago, optimizing websites for mobile browsers was a painful and difficult process, in part because of the limitations of most mobile browsers. Today, thanks to the proliferation of WebKit (which powers the browsers on the iPhone, Android and webOS devices, with BlackBerry expected to join the mix next year), it's much easier to decide on a strategy for making your website pop on mobile platforms.

We've put together a toolkit of resources for the designer and non-designer alike to get you started. Did we miss your favorite tool or service? Tools for Designers. Designing the UI of Things for iPhone. We recently shared some early interface sketches of Things for a presentation on iPhone User Interface Design.

Designing the UI of Things for iPhone

You can also visit the official product pages for Things for iPhone and Things for Mac. To-Do List Out of curiosity, we tried to recreate the look of the Mac version in some early Photoshop mockups. It looked nice but it didn't feel right. Here's a sketch of what we did instead ... ... and the final screenshot. Toolbar or Tab Bar? One of the first major design decisions was to either have a Tab Bar or a Toolbar. We liked the idea of a Tab Bar very much as it allowed to quickly browse your tasks from different perspectives (by Projects, by Tags, by Due Date, Search, ...) But we soon realized that we definitely needed a toolbar. We also found that we would have needed more than 5 tabs.

How to Create Your First iPhone Application. Advertisement Update: 01/10/2012: The original version of this article by Jen Gordon was published in August 2009.

How to Create Your First iPhone Application

It was thoroughly revised and updated by the author in September 2012. — Editorial Team Since the iTunes App Store launched in 2008, over 500,000 apps have been approved by Apple, and thousands more app ideas are scrawled on napkins across the world every day. But question remains, how can a person with limited technical skills create an iPhone app?

The Album Is Dead, Long Live the App. The iTunes music store sells single songs at approximately the same price, with artist presented in more or less the same way.

The Album Is Dead, Long Live the App

Apple’s app store, however, is still somewhat like the wild west (at least as far as music goes), where the rules are being made up in real time. Artists and labels can sell music alongside other digital offerings through the app store at any price from zero to $999.99. As we suggested last summer, this creates an opportunity for artists and labels to distribute a new type of product, especially because the app store concept is spreading to other mobile phone platforms. On Monday, six of the 20 most recently submitted music apps to appear in the App Store featured a single artist: Jason Carver, Jessica Harp, Jimmy Cliff, John Butler Trio, Kadence, or The Cribs. Each showcases music videos, photos, news, photo-jumble games, concert listings, and/or community features that let fans share photos with each other.

Many of iLike’s music apps are free and promotional. How to build a website for the iphone with orientation detection. Well, we did promise we'd get around to a tutorial eventually, so here you have it!

How to build a website for the iphone with orientation detection

The Engage Interactive school for all things internet proudly presents: How to build a website with orientation specific content especially for the iPhone! This tutorial will cover the basic setup and creation of a web page for the iPhone that will detect and change the content based on the phones orientation. You will need some way of viewing your files on the iPhone or you wont see the fruits of your labour. We'd suggest uploading it to a location on the web and browsing to it on the phone.

Other than that everything else can be done with any old text editor.