January 2014

A new year brings new technical specifications for those of us working in the design world. It’s not easy to keep up with all the changes – but it’s not hard to make the changes either!

I hope you enjoy this years update in my monthly free calendar art. This year I am simplifying the design – focusing on the image and eliminating the extra informations such as the quote and holidays etc.

Size it up- There seems to be some debate regarding the size of the wallpaper and what results in the best motion on iOS 7. However, the consensus seems to be that adding 200 pixels to each side of the current screen size of any iOS device will result in the best parallax wallpapers.
Here’s the suggested size for parallax wallpapers by device (WxH):

  • iPhone 5/5C/5S: 1,040×1,536
  • iPhone 4S: 1,040×1,360
  • iPad (third and fourth gen): 1,936×2,448
  • iPad Mini: 1,168×1,424
  • iPod Touch (fifth gen): 1,040×1,536