Questions tagged [mobile]

Questions about designing content and visuals for mobile devices; this kind of design often carries its own set of rules and restrictions. Ask anything related to designing graphics for mobile devices.

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Measuring units for Android UI Design

I am designing a mobile app for the Android OS. I am currently using Adobe XD. What is the base screen size that I can use to start designing so that 1px is equal to 1dp or 1sp. Also what is the ...
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How to add images and videos to screen mock ups?

I'm a beginner in UI right now and I wanted to upload my work on Behance. But I want to put my project images on the iPhone screen mock-up. I did know basic things about it but still confused about ...
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Number of columns for mobile devices in grid systems

Currently designing in Adobe XD me and my team were discussing about the perfect approach to grid systems. How in You opinion should we handle the number of columns for mobile devices? 1. Go the ...
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Best practice web design picture sizes and multiplier

Web Design: there are a lot of screen sizes to consider. Especially high resolution devices use multiplier. I read this very helpful article about the theory: https://sebastien-gabriel.com/designers-...
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What is this type of design called - mobile app

I'm a new member to this community and I have been looking at quite a few designs recently for an app I intend to work on. I honestly like this kind of style which is used in a lot of modern apps/...
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What is this warped/ irregular rectangle in this mobile app UI?

What is the name of this effect present on the rectangle (e.g. light brown rectangle), and how is it done? The rectangle does not have a constant border radius, and gives a 'fun'/ friendly feeling. I ...
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Showing twelve action buttons without occupying too much space

I want to show user twelve options/buttons such that those options doesn't occupy too much space on screen.I don't want to show icon with each option as it will occupy more space. The buttons contain ...
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What's this new button type called?

I've seen this type of buttons - no background and with an icon on top - in some places in Android 10 settings (Lineage OS 17, if that's important) and in one another application which uses slightly ...
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Convert Xd @3x mobile app artboard to @1x

I have a Xd document for mobile app where the designer has developed it @3x (e.g. at 1125 × 2436 px rather than 375 × 812). That’s fine to get a sense of the look and feel. And when exporting assets ...
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How can I better convey the idea of “message sent”?

Currently, I am designing a mobile screen where the user can send a message to their friends. In order to show that their message has been sent, the upper right hand corner check-mark goes from black ...
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When prototyping in Figma, can I make the frames automatically fit the device screen width?

I'm new to Figma, just started learning it today, so maybe I'm missing something obvious. I have a frame with a design that uses constraints to scale nicely to different screen widths. When I ...
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iOS App design Base size

I am designing a mobile app for iOS. What is the base screen size that I can use to start designing the UI of the app so that there won't be any issues while exporting the icons and assets for the ...
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How to choose font and text colors for Full-Page backgrounds?

I am an amateur web developer, and I am teaching myself React. Currently, I have been building a personal website hosted on github pages. I want to complete the mobile design first, see some pages ...
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How to show the link is clickable ? Mobile UI Design

I am prototyping a profile interface for a social network app and I can't figure out how to show that the links in the "Progression" card are clickable. I put some interrogations points, to point ...
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Sizes and dpi confusion

I am designing an app for multiple screen sizes in Android and I have been researching a lot on how the sizes should be kept. Until now I have been able to understand that for multiple sizes such as ...
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How to create an effect like in the below picture?

I would like to know what kind of effect/filter applied in the below image (from an online shopping website) to look in this way. I'm a newbie to photo editing. Your help is greatly appreciated. ...
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Should I create a button image in high resolution if the product needs to be low resolution?

Should a mobile game button (say 72x72 pixels round one) be created in these exact dimensions or create it in a larger resolution and export a low resolution file? I think working with a larger one is ...
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Why @2x Mockups

Just for my own curiosity, why is it becoming a trend to create "@2x" mockups in photoshop? Other than creating larger native file-sizes, what's the difference between a 360ppi mock vs a 72ppi mock (...
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Email signature question. Scaling on iPhone

I have created a email signature with a small logo embedded. Copied and pasted into signature box within Outlook for Mac. The original is a PNG and larger than the size that is embedded (thinking ...
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Does the image in this scene look out of place? I can't seem to incorporate it into the scene

So, in this scene I have cards which can come with our without an image, and for those who do come with an image I can't seem to incorporate into the scene cohesively. It's hard to me to explain how ...
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How do I create a rectangle with rounded circle incision in Sketch?

I am looking to create something similar to this, anyone have ideas?
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How can I make a heading more legible on a real estate background?

This is a billboard design I'm working on (to be used on highways). I think the heading on this is a little less legible (I just feel so. Is it really?). So is there any way to make it more legible? ...
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Good way to highlight important values in limited space

In my app I have a card that looks like so: In which I want to highlight to the user certain values when, for example, there is less than a day left, the card is less than a kilometer away or when it ...
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How perfectly scale and produce different sizes of icon without losing the quality in Illustrator

I already have sketch icon converted in svg, eps and ai files. And I wanted to produce different specific sizes for mobile app design. How would I properly scale an Icon?
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Design critique on my apps menu [closed]

So, my app has this 'hidden' menu which opens through a button in the toolbar, the idea of the menu is that it's 'behind' the main part of the app. Also as the data is presented to the user as ...
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Reduce size of image without reducing quality

Reason for asking this question : I have collection of images (.png) of about 1000+ in my Application Bundle. Which taking alot of space while deploying the application on a device. PS : I would ...
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Looking for resources to study the design practices for Asian countries like china, taiwan etc [closed]

I am a visual designer and I have recently got this project on researching web/app design practices for Asian countries e.g. China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea etc. I have been trying to search for books or ...
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Mobile design guidelines and handoffs

Backstory: I have no previous digital design experience but recently started working as a UI/UX designer for a small company. This is my first job. Problem: We are currently working on a react ...
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Mobile app design advice and critique [closed]

Need some help and advice, been working on an app, works good, time for the fun part, the design right. Turns out i really suck at that. So i made a few drafts, the green and yellow one was how i ...
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Responsive web design is based on screen resolution or screen size?

For mobile devices the resolution is actually big, only screen size is small. based on that: For websites design, do we target screen resolution (e.g 1920x1080)? And for mobile apps. do we target ...
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Mobile buttons with the same color as canvas background

I am designing a mobile UI and I was wondering if having the buttons the same color as the canvas background is bad visual design? There will be a border around the buttons so it will be noticeable to ...
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Design mobile layouts using physical resolution or logical resolution?

First, some background: All smart phones these days have what is called a "Device Pixel Ratio". Essentially, it means that a web browser on a smart phone is going to interpret the screen resolution ...
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Sketch - how to create 3d design preview pics? [closed]

I don't know what the exact term is for this, but I often see UX/UI designs displayed as follows: i.e., displayed on rendered mobile devices' screens in 3D. I have finished my UI design in sketch (...
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What wireframing tool can I use that is focused on Android and iOS design?

I've been trying to wireframe my designs for apps, but keep getting frustrated with the limited ability and poor usability of the software I've used (Balsamiq, Pencil, Prototyper). Do you have any ...
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What artboard sizes are acceptable when using 960 grid system

I have trouble understanding this one thing while learning illustrator as a web design tool. Basically, I have to create 3 artboards- for mobile, tablet and monitor, but most teachers use different ...
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What are the best Practices in designing a Landing Page Mobile UI with a group of different buttons with different functionalities [closed]

For a Application I am working on, There are 5-6 differenr services which will be available to user as soon as they login. These services will be present as a seperate button , so that user just click ...
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Does anyone know what these background bubble objects are called/achieved? [closed]

I am a programmer and not an artist so I apologize in advance if the question I am asking sounds trivial. But does anyone know what these things (floating interconnected ball effect) is called? I see ...
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Where can I find Ionic components images for UI design? [closed]

For testing different UI combinations for an Ionic mobile application I have been asked to provide a Ionic components image kit so they can be drag&drop into Photoshop or other editor. I have ...
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How I can select UI elements inside sketch symbols for Invision Craft Prototype Tool?

I can't apply links in elements that are inside of a symbol. I don't want detach them from symbols so how I can put these elements selectable for Craft Prototype tool? Here's example for tab app menu:...
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Making Dirt Texture in GIMP [closed]

I'm making a mobile game. The game requires dirt/rock textures. I tried making a dirt Texture in GIMP using a bump map filter and a tried the different filters for creating the random noise. The ...
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Why does the color of my image change when it's reviewed on a mobile device?

I exported my vector CMYK file from Illustrator as an RGB image. On my customer's mobile, the colors change and he can not review the work to approve it. What can I do to display the correct colors?
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What is the size of screen shots for play store and app sote

Anyone tell me what should be the size of screen shots for play store and android. thanks
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font size for mockups across all devices

I have to create mockups in Photoshop across all 3 devices (iPad, iPhone and Desktop). Obviously 20px font size on a tablet is going to be a lot smaller then on a desktop so does anyone have any idea ...
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Which Adobe tools are most appropriate to make App Store icons, and images?

I am a programmer and need to put something on the App Store in test mode (TestFlight, HockeyApp, etc). I need to create a variety of images, logos, and other material for the submission... but I ...
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Making labels stand out on background? [closed]

A page in my app shows a picture of the user's pet, I'm trying to add a label above the picture that will contain the pet's name. I'm a computer science student who is really bad at UI and am having a ...
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What should the dimensions be for a banner optimized for mobile phones?

I have created a web banner for a website. Now I have to create an optimized version of the same for its mobile phone version (when the website is viewed through a mobile browser). What are the usual ...
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Are there any guiding principles for using Capitalization variants in web products (websites, mobile sites, mobile apps)?

By Capitalization variants I mean - All caps, Camel casing, All small. I want to understand which of these variants should be used in content-elements like Heading, Sub-heading, Navigational-Menu-...
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When and when not borders are necessary? ( iOS design)

I'm trying to understand, if the usage of a border at the navigation bar contribute to the design/UX in some way? Would love to hear your thoughts about that. Designed for iOS
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What's the width to mockup websites for desktop and mobile now?

Recently, I was practicing web design beyond code things. But after I opened Sketch and just started to make a rectangle of my site, I got stuck. What width should I use? I'd search for the ...
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Should my navigation bar start as transparent then become opaque on scroll?

Android has this UI behaviour: The navigation bar is transparent at first, with only the back button. But as the screen is scrolled up, the navigation bar becomes opaque, and the title fades in (on ...