To be very short on this one, instead of 72dpi, retina is 150dpi…
Retina is a term coined by Apple, it means very high DPI on hardware.
Now, in terms of UI design, we disregard DPI . We deal purely in pixels.
So for normal a normal iPhone (non 4), the dimension is 320×480 pixels. Now for a retina iPhone (4 and up), you design in 640×960 dimension. So everything needs to be twice as big. But note in the real ‘world’, the hardware screen space is still the same! But now there are more pixels packed in per inch square, everything’s sharper.
If it’s still confusing, just always set your DPI to 72 and forget about it. Pixel is the only thing that matters.
If I may, regarding PPI ’s and iOS: you should always use 72PPI and not requesting 326PPI files.
More infos here, talented Marc Edwards explains why: http://bjango.com/articles/designingforretina2/
Also, why uploading mobile interface elements in a … Web Elements category?Cheers !
I too think the categories needs to updated.
Instead of Web Elements, it should be renamed to Interfaces. And existing subcategories will fall under Interfaces. Navigation bars, social media, etc are all interface elements and are not restricted to ‘Web’ anymore.
Then Mobile/iOS elements will fit under this renamed ‘Interface’ category – which makes more sense than ‘Web Elements’.
It’s almost 2013 – mobile can’t be ignored anymore!
...but if you’re creating for the most wanted, you should have it at 326ppi:Retina Ready User Interfaces suitable for Apple iOS. These are full User Interface layouts or collections that are in 326ppi format. You may include a 72ppi version too, but we are specifically requesting 326ppi format graphical interfaces.
Yeah, that part is confusing. Just ignore it. It basically means design the interfaces meant for iPhone 4 and 4S.
PPI is strictly hardware property. The only hardware with 326 PPI is iPhone 4 and 4S. PPI has no meaning in photoshop when it comes to digital design.
Resolution doesn’t equal PPI guys.
If you are designing for digital, only pixels matter. PPI is dependent on hardware, you can’t control it or change it in Photoshop.Look at this list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_displays_by_pixel_density#Apple
So if you want to design for retina for iPhone4 + 4S, your canvas should be 640×960. It doesn’t matter what your DPI is at in photoshop. It is irrelevant. Pixels is the only measurement you need.
(If you are designing retina for iPad, it’s 2048×1536. If you are designing retina for the new MBP , it’s 1680×1050)
The terminology can be confusing – ie: retina. Retina for what? Each hardware processes it differently.
When Envato says 326 PPI , they should just say iPhone 4 and 4S since that is the only popular hardware that has that specific PPI .
The problem with SOPA is it’s an awesome idea. But the method is so broken. I mean who doesn’t want to stop piracy?
Imagine a new person uploads an icon that he took from somewhere else but had no indication whether it was copy righted. It gets approved, then later someone reports that file.
Entire Envato network gets shut down. Yes, not just Graphicriver or Themeforest. Everything.
Post a meme on a forum? Chances are that image needs ‘permission’. Bam, entire forum gets shut down.
Youtube, Facebook, Reddit all will have strict censorship rules if they want to stay afloat.
An analogy would be someone drives a Toyota, runs over someone with it, Bam. Every single Toyota are now banned.
That’s how SOPA will work.
Let that sink in and you’ll realize this isn’t even politics. It’s something bigger.
I think Envato needs to look at this more carefully and start educating the authors and screening everything more carefully.
It’s not even about politics at this point. It’s about educating and understanding.
Regardless of the outcome of the bill, it’s within Envato’s interest as a business to start have dialogues and conversations, and yes, taking a stand.
SOPA would really hurt Envato (1 copy right slip up and the entire Envato network gets shut down – guilty till proven innocent, yes that’s how SOPA works).
Wouldn’t it be in Envato’s interest to start looking into this and take a stand? And using the site’s reach and influence and educate the authors and its audience? Why not join the ranks of Facebook and Google and open dialogues? If this kind of subject is too political (till Envato gets shut down and everyone loses their jobs), then open up a forum where discussions of more serious nature can take place.
Don’t wait till a decision is made for you, make a decision yourself now.
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Love numbers and stats. Gratz!
I’m so lazy myself…arghh…
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Contest is over, thanks for participating everyone! Hopefully I’ll have more soon.