Porting from desktop to mobile
I'm porting an app from desktop to mobile. One of my issues is that the dialogs I have are somewhat big, with lots of buttons and stuff. I'm displaying them "maximized":https://developer.qt.nokia.com/forums/viewthread/2695, but still they go out of the screen in the mobile phone (in Qt simulator they are more or less ok). Does anybody have experience or any ideias in mobile design that would like to share ?
Make a new UI for the phone. I don't think that you can create a good user experience with a desktop ui on mobile phones.
Panke are right. You should make new UI. Try divide dialogs on few partitions (or tabs), try add scrolling.
Beware that the UI on mobile devices is a very sensitive issue, among other things you need to consider are different screen resolutions, skins/fonts, orientation (portrait/landscape), ... Not just how it looks but also how the user interacts with the widgets - no mouse right button, no popup windows, ...
Depending on what you want to do with your application you may also want to consider the "UI style guide" for your target device(s). For example "this one for the N900":http://www.forum.nokia.com/info/sw.nokia.com/id/eb8a68ba-6225-4d84-ba8f-a00e4a05ff6f/Hildon_2_2_UI_Style_Guide.html
Thank guys. I'm making the dialog smaller. Fcrochik, the doc you pointed looks very nice, I will read it