Do you design for iPhone 8 or X first?

over 2 years ago from Alex Hoffman, Product Designer

  • Sean R, over 2 years ago

    I actually have a related question kind of. If I use a 12px font at 320SE does dev have that font scale up proportionally at 375 and 414? Or do I need to let them know what that font size should be at the different resolutions?

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    • Mikael StaerMikael Staer, over 2 years ago

      Typically the same size.

      But I would say actually that it could be a good idea to do so. Not so much for the phones, but once on tablet, there's so much screen real estate, that it makes sense. However, you may run into issues if using default UI components, like navbars and such, since I don't think those have scaling built in. This can add a lot of complexity, so it may not be feasible for your dev team. It all depends on your needs—do you have many tablet users, does it make sense to make such detailed changes for that case?

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      • Sean R, over 2 years ago

        Ok I see. I worked on a design mobile app and when I viewed a screen on the 8+ the font looked smaller that's why I asked and they said that's how it is. Thanks for the links

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    • Mikael StaerMikael Staer, over 2 years ago

      Definitely refer to the OS guidelines too: https://developer.apple.com/ios/human-interface-guidelines/overview/themes/

      https://material.io/guidelines/

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