Introduction to Mobile Web DesignVootie (1482 pencils) | Sat, 2011-07-16 10:12
Adapted from Introduction to Mobile Web Design (SitePoint)
By Earle Castledine, Myles Eftos and Max Wheeler
First of all, let us make sure we are on the same page. You may well ask, “What do you mean by mobile?” The answer is: many things. On the surface, building for the mobile web may appear to be not all that different from building for any other web application or site; we’re simply optimizing for viewing on mobile devices. Dig a little deeper, though, and there’s a lot more we need to think about.
Discussions about the mobile web tend to focus on the devices and their capabilities—things like the latest iPhone, the newest Android phone or this week in webOS. It’s a rapidly changing landscape and thus an exciting time for web development, so it’s easy to get caught up in discussions of the technical requirements and solutions for targeting mobile devices. But this misses the great opportunity we have with mobile design, because, ultimately, it’s about people, not devices.
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