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Building Great Mobile Forms

Filling out forms isn’t a thing that anyone likes to do. It just isn’t fun, it is something that we have to do, a means for getting something done, merely a tool. Let’s not focus on making it fun, let’s focus on making it as efficient as possible. Of course it should be aesthetically pleasing, […]

currency

Currency input on mobile

Michelle from Sydney, just started her new job at Awesome corp. She is a junior developer and gets her first assignment – improve the profile pages of the company mobile app. Eager to get started, she plans it all out and starts googling for some nice mobile UI controls. Looking at and trying a couple […]

cards

Cards for layout in mobile apps

Cards have become a norm for layouts. More and more companies have moved to using card layouts as their main hub for information. It is mostly because of their nature as compact design elements which can be easily wrapped around many types of content while providing a great user experience. So why cards? For content […]

social-login

Social login pattern

Letting users register and log in is a common pattern that you’ll have to support for most apps and services. So the question is how to make it as fluid as possible. Let’s see why do we sign up for services? Ideally it is because if gives us more value, not because the maker of […]

Multiple selection on Mobile

How to do multiple selection on mobile

A lot of times when we are looking for something we are using filters to speed up the process of getting to the desired results. Think of searching for apartments, houses for your next trip on Airbnb or think of filtering for items in multiple categories on Amazon, like Electronics and Gardening or just looking […]

Time input

Time input on mobile

We are scheduling tasks, working with time fields on a daily basis. Need to set up a meeting, schedule a pick-up or plan for next week? Time entry is involved. If we think about time in a purely technical way, it boils down to a sum of ticks or an object with an hour, minute, […]

select

UI for single value selection

Using a dropdown for every single value select is just lazy. You end up with bloated, long forms and a disastrous UX. You’ll bring pain and agony into the user’s life and make the whole experience tedious. Nobody likes to fill out forms, and nobody likes long, monotonous processes. Luke Wroblewski writes about why Dropdowns […]