One of the more interesting features included in iOS7 is parallax.  The idea of moving elements on the screen in relation to the tilt of the device in order to create the illusion of actual depth.  Some people say this is just useless UI bling but I disagree.  Done in a 'look at me', standout way, sure, anything like this can be just bling.  But done in a subtle, barely noticable way, it can add real value to the interface, allowing your mind to form a stronger physical connection with the device.  In this article I'll discuss how we implemented parallax in the TodoListMe mobile web app including sample javascript.

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When developing anything, not just software, the user interface is always very important.  What ever it is, the user interface defines:

  • What we think of it - is it robust, polished, easy to use, powerful etc.
  • The ways in which we can use it.
  • Where and when we will us it
  • Much more...

For some products, the user interface is very important, for others, the user interface IS the product.

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