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Build Passport Stamps with Gowalla

The Gowalla app for the iPhone/iPad is a location-based service. Mobile experts have long been predicting a radical change in the way users surf the web, because using mobile devices with built-in GPS [more…]

Use Extensions to Build Foursquare into Your Site

This location-based service is the one whose game-like interface has been copied by the competition. Foursquare has shot to the front of the pack with its combination of antic humor and growing usefulness [more…]

Design Images for the iPhone and iPad

Having eye-catching images on your website is one of the best ways to attract image-conscious iPhone and iPad enthusiasts. But cramming a high-resolution image that can be blown up to poster size onto [more…]

Best Image Formats for iPhone and iPad

When you design websites for the iPhone and iPad, you need to choose the best image formats for any photos, line art, logos, cartoons, and other images that you want to display. [more…]

Keep File Sizes Small for iPhone and iPad

When you design websites for the iPhone and iPad, you need to adjust images to have the best quality while occupying the smallest possible file size. These qualifications ensure that images download as [more…]

Optimize Images in Photoshop for iPhone and iPad

You must use a graphics-editing program, such as Adobe Photoshop or Fireworks, to create graphics for the web when designing for the iPhone and iPad. You can use the Save for Web dialog in Adobe Photoshop [more…]

Choose Image Resolution for iPad and iPhone

The “wow factor” of the iPhone and iPad is that they’re well suited to displaying beautiful, lifelike images. For the web designer, displaying images correctly on the iPad and iPhone is an undertaking [more…]

Insert Images into Page Designs for iPhone

You can insert images into web pages designed for the iPhone and iPad just as you would insert them into any other web page, using the HTML image tag.

The following well-crafted image tag inserts a photograph [more…]

Galleries and Slide Shows for iPhone and iPad

Many designers believe that the iPad is the ultimate portable portfolio. Many desktop websites feature galleries and slide shows. Unfortunately, many of these implementations rely on Flash to work, and [more…]

Resize Graphics and Photos for iPad and iPhone

Resizing web images for display on the iPad and iPhone is important for two reasons: The images must be small enough to display well on a computer monitor and to download quickly to a user’s computer. [more…]

How to Optimize JPEG Images for the Web

Having eye-catching images on your website is one of the best ways to attract image-conscious iPhone and iPad enthusiasts. The JPEG format is the best choice for optimizing continuous-tone images, such [more…]

How to Optimize Web Images in PNG Formats

When you’re designing for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you need to choose the best image formats and resolution, as well as optimize your photos and other graphics. [more…]

Download Files from Galleria for Your Website

If you use Galleria to build a photo portfolio for your website to display on the iPad and iPhone, you need to download files from the Galleria website. After you have the jQuery library installed, follow [more…]

Basic Strategies for Making Websites Mobile-Friendly

Janine Warner, coauthor of Mobile Web Design For Dummies and iPhone & iPad Web Design For Dummies, talks about the general strategies for making websites, and especially online video, mobile-friendly and [more…]
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