SAN FRANCISCO, May 11, 2011 — User interface design company Punchcut® released their set of UI tools aimed at addressing the landscape of screen resolutions for devices. The toolset includes resolution reference charts for mobile handsets, tablets and televisions and includes layered Photoshop® templates for standard devices and resolutions.
"The pace that consumers are replacing feature phones with smartphones does not translate to fewer unique screen resolutions," said Joe Pemberton, a principal at Punchcut. "Especially in the tablet category. Even Google's recent Honeycomb release puts forward the Android point of view, we expect manufacturers will continue to experiment with sizes they believe consumers want. And although standardized dimensions would be easier for mobile app and mobile web developers, we don't expect a tablet standard to emerge anytime soon."
"We are constantly addressing new screen sizes and evolving form factors," said Andy Gilliland, associate design director at the company's San Francisco office. "Over the years, a number of considerations and tools have enabled us to approach each device efficiently and thoughtfully. We're proud to make those tools available. We think the toolset will help designers plan for and manage multi-device UI projects."
Punchcut is a user interface design and service design company specializing in mobile and multi-screen experiences across devices. Punchcut provides strategy, design and development services — from original mobile user research and mobile usability studies to the complete design and development of custom interfaces. Clients span the industry, and include carriers, device manufacturers and leading consumer brands. Punchcut partners with clients to create solutions that place devices and services in new contexts and empower users at the center of the evolving device ecosystem.