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What is the size of a smiley if i want to design it for a mobile app? [on hold]

I've designed some smileys but when it came to developing the app, some of them were stretched.. so i figured out it might be an issue with the design of the smiley. The smileys I'm trying to achieve ...
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Most efficient way to adapt current mockups to different devices and resolutions

Ok, so I've completed about 90 screens of mockups in Photoshop for an app. The mockups are done for iPhone 5 / iOS7 (640px by 1136px). Everything is calculated to pixel-perfection. Now, management ...
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Show users horizontal scroll is available on mobile

I am working on a project, where in the basket, just before checkout, a customer can see which seats he has selected, in which part of the room etc. Sadly, there is so much information necessary, that ...
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Font size on iOS7 looks different from Photoshop even though resolution in mockup is same as iPhone dimensions

I'm facing a weird issue here. I did a mockup for iPhone 5 + iOS7 in Photoshop, and since Photoshop handles font size in points, I passed all these info with the mockup file to the dev team. (e.g: ...
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Managing Design Assets and Modular Templates for an App

Does anyone know or use any tool or application programme that allows you to manage all design assets and its modular/page templates from your desktop or in a shared drive or even online? I am ...
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Is this “G” logo too complex for a website logo and mobile phone logo? How to improve color scheme?

1) Any suggestions how could I make it less complex, or is it OK? 2) Any suggestions how the color scheme be better? We want to emphasize we are global, and we are mainly targeting women, hence the ...
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Illustrator Artboard dimensions for mobile ui design?

I want to create one document with multiple (3) artboards in Illustrator for mobile wireframing/ui design. One for iPhone, Android and iPad. Can I create artboards with different 'resolutions' within ...
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Has anyone used Blender for prototyping animations of mobile apps?

After Effects and other Mac only tools are popular among designers for prototyping animations of mobile apps. I wanted to know if there's anyone here who uses Blender for prototyping. If you do use ...
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What comic / cartoon style fonts are suitable for a mobile game?

I am currently in the midst of making an iOS game. So far, I created an overall look, i.e. figures and backgrounds. However, I also have to display textual information to the user. This makes me ...
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Is there an online animation repository I can use to communicate my ideas?

I am currently working on a mobile based game. There are a lot assets involved and an equal amount of animations (buttons, graphical elements, etc.). Now the real problem is that getting the exact ...
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Best image size for responsive css background image

I am looking for a particular px size (WxH) image that would be the best dimensions to use if you wanted to call a single image that could be called as the background image for a mobile device using ...
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Is Photoshop the right tool to export small icons and images for mobile?

I am working on creating few images - custom icons and 9 patch for use in my mobile application. For this I am using Adobe Photoshop CC, but I am not satisfied with the resolution (blurred boundary ...
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Mobile Phone Design - Data Tables

Currently I am struggling a bit with how to show a lot of data properly and user friendly on a mobile device. On a website its easy to implement a table. You can show for example 7 columns. But ...
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Ideas for tap indicators for hover effects on responsive design

I'm currently working on a website for a client that uses many hover effects. While the client loves the hover effects and would like to keep them on the website, there is an issue of the site viewers ...
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The easy way to modify icon color & its background color

Sorry for the question. I am new to graphic design. I am a developer. I just bought an icon bundle for iOS & Android applications. I found that the colors are only black & while. The icons ...
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Which one first, Visual design or icon design?

When attempting to build a mobile app and decide its visual design, means colours, shapes, etc, should we design the Icon first which is going to lead the look and feel of the app or should we design ...
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How do so many app menus get that finished textured look?

I don't know how to describe it but how do you create that nice textured look with css? Seen in the background: Also seen a bit on the left hand dark navigation of: Thanks for your help ...
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Optimal font color on #fff body (esp. mobile, web fonts) [closed]

I've always used #333 or #444 body font (even lighter for headings) instead of pure black on an #fff background - Arial certainly looks better this way on an LCD screen. However, the last time I ...
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Webpage image zooming or quality lose issue on mobile

I'm making a responsive site and my logo loses quality when I'm opening the site on mobile (iPhone, Android) http://kadmos.li/web/ji/stck.html My logo size is 266x68px and I'm not resizing it on any ...
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Tappable visualization of a bar graph?

How can we make a bar of a bar graph look like it's tappable and will lead the user to someplace? For example, in the below if I want to make it intuitive to the user that clicking on the pink bar ...
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Iphone Resolutions Design [duplicate]

I'm not sure if i should make this question in this area. However if you can help me i would appreciate a lot. I have been reading some documentation about iOS and android design. I'm a little confuse ...
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What wire-framing tool can I use that is focused on Android and iOS apps?

I've been trying to wireframe my designs for apps, but keep getting frustrated with the limitedness and usability of the software I've used (Balsamiq, Pencil, Prototyper). Any suggestions for free ...
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Inkscape or something better?

I got a question. Is inkscape good for creating 8bit graphic for mobile games? If not, what's better? Im looking for full legaly program, i know gimp but there's no vector graphic option.
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Critique: How can I improve the design of the 'Show Phone Contacts' dialog in my app?

In the add contact dialog , I am suppose to add a button/link or something like that that will take the user to a view that shows the saved phone contacts. So I know that the Show Phone Contacts ...
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Critique: How can I tie a logo into my website design at both mobile and desktop screen sizes?

I'm new to the graphic design section of SE, this being my first question here, but not new to graphic or web design. I am in the process of making a free website for a new local eSports bar. The ...
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Cross Platform Fonts and specifically cross platform Weights

I was hoping someone could help me with some research I'm doing. I'm looking into what fonts are available cross-platform. Not only Mac/Windows, but iOS and Android as well. I'm interested in the ...
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layered icon in PSD into vectorized image

I made an icon via combining multiple layers of shapes by using magic wand, rectangle tool and circle tool, all this in PSD. Now, how can i convert that into a vector SVG that can be used on a ...
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How can I test the responsiveness of my non-hosted website on my phone?

I wonder if there is a similar tool to Skala Preview (it is for live preview of photoshop work on your iPhone via Wifi) to test my web design (index.html and its assets folder) onto mobile phones ...
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How can I improve colors in my smartphone 2D game?

I just finished developing a game for Windows Phone 8, and now I'm searching for some optimization. In particular, since I don't understand much about graphics design, I payed a guy to make me ...
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Design course/books for programmers? [duplicate]

I am programmer and I have an idea for a mobile app. I wanted to learn more about UI design and how to provide a better experience for the app user. Are there any courses (preferably free) or books ...
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How can I achieve consistent colours in my app on different mobile displays?

We are working on a mobile game that will run on iOS and Android devices. The graphic theme has been designed during the first steps of the development by a single person. Now he's no more an active ...
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Correct usage of the Apple App Store Badge [closed]

Is it against Apple policy / guidelines to create a custom button that links to the App Store, or does it have to be the official App Store Badge?
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Fireworks: Exporting assets for mobile, multiple sizes

Just curious what peoples tips and tricks are for exporting mobile assets for apps with Fireworks quickly, efficiently and crisply? For multiple device sizes. Also, do you recommend keeping an asset ...
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Issues with creating a hi-res Large Icon for Android notifications in Jelly Bean

I am attempting to create beautiful hi-res graphics for Android notifications, but am running into some issues. In Jelly Bean, there is a new place for large icons (see the notification design ...
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Creating popular mobile app menu/action bar effect in photoshop

I see this line effect in a lot of mobile apps. It looks pretty nice. How can I recreate this effect in Photoshop?
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What are the web application design standards for for mobile phones?

When designing a UI for a mobile web application (non native) that is expected to run on iPhone, Android and possibly more platforms, what should be the baseline? Would you design it based on iPhone ...
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Is there any design documentation for GUI element sizes in mobile devices?

I know it depends on the device but I am having a hard time locating GUI element sizes in regards to browsers, keyboards, etc. etc. for Apple and Android devices. I have searched through Apple's ...
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What will a UI designed for a 4S look like on an iPhone 3?

I have designed a UI for the iPhone 4S. What will be the application appearance be if I use the same images and UI for the iPhone3? If I run the same application in iPhone3 and iPhone 4S, what will be ...
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Is there a resource that documents all mobile device screen resolutions in one location?

I could not find a complete guide of this nor did I know who to contact about possibly making a wiki here for it (if it exists or not allowed please remove). I cannot nor want to remember everything ...
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Services, resources or templates for creating an Android UI design

Are there any online/standalone editors or template collections for designing Android application?
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What is the best way to review static mobile mockups?

This question is in regards to mobile site layouts but could just as easily apply to apps. I am not concerned with pitches, just true team reviews among UX, design, dev, and business partners. I ...
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jquery mobile user interface vectors or something very similar?

Does anyone know where to get jquery mobile vector .ai files preferrable? In need to do some mockups in high quality for print but cannot find any ilustrator or vector psd templats for this. Is there ...
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Defining resolution or layout size for iphone/ipad devices

Basically the question is divided into three parts - What size should I start with on an iPad? At what size do the Graphic Assets need to be passed to the developer? What about the same items on an ...
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How to improve image detail quality for mobile apps? (too blurry)

What is the best file type to use in mobile apps? I am developing an iphone app and I am using images with the same frame as the views with 72 dpis in a format file .png but when the detail is more ...
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Designing GUI for mobile apps working in bright sunlight environment

I'm going to create GUI for a mobile app that will work in bright sunlight environment (inside a car so it will not be fully exposed to sunlight) and the usability and visibility of certain GUI ...
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Concept OS Mocking: Illustrator vs. Photoshop vs. Other

As a school project, I am graphically designing my own mobile OS. I already have hundreds of hand drawings of each aspect of the OSs design and I need to make the step to digital mockups. As the ...
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Recommended workflow for previewing a PSD (Win) in an iPhone

I'm looking for an app that would allow me to simply view my PSD on my iphone as I'm creating it. Something like this exists for Mac (LiveView and Skala Preview), but I can't find anything similar for ...
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Tools to simulate different DPI screens?

When designing for mobile web, its important to check designs at the physical screen size of target device. Merely looking at your PC / Mac screen at designs of the same resolution isn't enough: * ...
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How to recreate this background in photoshop for use in a mobile app? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do so many app menus get that finished textured look? I'm still a beginner, but I really like this texture and have been trying for hours to recreate it. Question: ...
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App ui design workflow in Fireworks

I'm an iOS developer and I'd like to learn how to use the tools in Fireworks correctly for app design. I feel very uncomfortable with slicing, rulers, guides, and resizing for retina. I know these can ...