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No Share Buttons on Mobile Sites (Except This One Weird Case)

Don’t include social share buttons in small-screen websites, unless the user just tapped through from a social network

Framer

Interactive Screen Design Tool

Hammer.js

Hammer helps you add support for touch gestures to your page, and remove the 300ms delay from clicks.

No Share Buttons on Mobile Sites

Don’t include social share buttons in small-screen websites, unless the user just tapped through from a social network.

Apadmi

Mobile app development agency

mobile-detect.js

Device detection (phone, tablet, desktop, mobile grade, os, versions)

Liked Axios Axios’s post on Twitter

While I’m a staunch BBC supporter/defender, I can’t see the need or fit for its new BBC+ portal-style app. Surely it only invites further criticism from commercial rivals? http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2016/bbc-plus-app

TripMode

Mac app that helps manage internet usage when you’re on mobile data

'Smartphone by default' internet users

A qualitative research report conducted by ESRO for Ofcom

Liked Scott JensOn (@scottjenson) Scott JensOn (@scottjenson)’s post on Twitter
I know, let's just use every possible mobile nav element at the same time....

TripMode

Useful for stopping network access for selected services on your Mac when tethered to a mobile.

The mobile adblocking apocalypse hasn’t arrived (at least not yet)

Atomic

Interface design software for professionals

Ofcom: Smartphones are now the most important internet device in UK

The study found that a third (33 percent) of U.K. Internet users now view their smartphones as an important device for going online, compared to 30 percent who are still sticking with their laptops […] Two-thirds (66 percent) of people in the U.K. now own a smartphone, with Brits’ using their mobiles for nearly two hours per day.

Blurring Is the Auto-Tune of UI Design, and Other Things We Thought About While Designing Wildcard 2.0”.

I love how the Wildcard team have made the effort to sweat the details to ensure their app stands out. In an increasingly competitive app marketplace this sort of focus on interaction design is vital.

MG Siegler on Facebook’s Instant Articles:

Facebook has put everyone else on notice. Your content better load fast or you’re screwed.

While I’m not overly keen on the prospect of content moving within Facebook’s walled garden, if it means existing news sites have to up their game and improve their dog-slow, bloated, marketing-led, advert-riddled mobile web experiences then we all benefit.

Does Anyone Use Social Sharing Buttons on Mobile?

(No)

The challenge for web designers in 2015 (or how to cheat at the future)

If you want to design for the future, look for unrealised but present potential, look for what people could be making right now but are not. Design what is lacking.