DIALED ON: Designers are making the jump from the traditional layouts of a web designer to a responsive design that’s designed to work across devices.
And as it’s only been a few years since the advent of the desktop and mobile web, they’re seeing a lot of interest in adapting the layouts of traditional websites.
But what happens when you need a mobile website, but need it to look good on a tablet or laptop?
To find out, we spoke to Kristina Dolan, the creative director of the New York City-based design studio Algerie.
This is her story.DIALED: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Kristina: My name is Kristina and I’m a designer, illustrator, and web designer.
I’ve been working for more than two decades designing and creating websites and apps for a variety of brands and industries.
I specialize in mobile development and responsive design.
My clients include companies like Apple, Adobe, and Google.
DIALING ON: How long have you been working on this type of work?
Krist: I started designing websites and designing apps in 2002, when I was working for a software company.
I had a client with over 15,000 websites, and I was designing for them.
I was also designing mobile apps for their devices.
DIFFICULT IN THE WORLD: You work with clients all over the world.
Why is it important to do a responsive layout?
Well, I don’t want to say it’s a problem of accessibility.
But when I’m designing, it’s important to have a responsive feel and design.
If it looks good, people will buy more.
It’s also important to create a cohesive and well-designed website and app.
If I can do that, people are more likely to download the app.
I think it’s one of the best ways to create an experience for users and create an overall better experience.
DIAGNOSTIC: Can responsive design be applied to desktop and laptop?
A responsive layout can be applied with mobile and desktop platforms.
The goal of responsive design is to create something that’s responsive to your touch, but doesn’t require any kind of hardware to use.
I believe that’s the most important thing.
DRAFTED ON A LAPTOP: How has this changed since you started?
KristA: I think the biggest thing is that mobile devices are getting more powerful.
So when you’re designing for a mobile device, you can now create an app that works on a laptop, and on a desktop device, it works on both.
DILIGENT IN THE MACHINE: Why are mobile devices so powerful?
KristD: I’ve seen it time and time again that people design for mobile devices because they need to do it on a mobile platform.
The main reason for that is because they’re using a touchscreen device that’s on a larger screen.
And they have to scroll down a lot.
DYING OF A LABEL: Do you think people will stop using a mobile browser if there’s a responsive app on it?
KristM: No, I think that they will.
It has a lot more room for innovation.
DONE ON A MOUSE: How do you feel about mobile browsers on tablets and laptops?
KristK: They’re amazing.
The devices are so good.
I love how they look and feel.
DIGITALIZING YOUR COMPUTER: Can a tablet design have a better experience on a smartphone?
KristS: Yes, it can.
And a tablet is not a computer.
The iPad is the iPad.
I don´t think anyone will stop with the iPhone.
DIVIDING ON A VIRTUAL REALITY: Do mobile apps feel better on a device that has a smaller screen?
KristL: It depends on the user experience.
I’m not a big fan of the small screen design.
DECKED OUT ON A TABLET: What is your favorite tablet to use on?
KristI: I love the iPad Pro.
DANNY: What are your favorite tablets to use with the iPad?
KristE: I am a big believer in the iPad, and the iPad Air 2, and all the iPads out there.
DANA: What would you say to people who say that mobile sites are not optimized for a tablet?
KristP: The biggest thing that people need to understand is that there are many different factors that go into a mobile site, and a tablet doesn’t have the same thing.
A tablet doesn´t have the power of a smartphone or a tablet can’t be optimized for.
It´s all about how people use the device, and how it’s being used.
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