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Mobile Design and Development: Practical Concepts and Techniques for Creating Mobile Sites and Web Appsby Brian Fling
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Internet-enabled mobile devices will soon outnumber desktop and laptop computers by three to one worldwide, yet little information is available for designing and developing applications for these devices. Mobile Design and Development fills that void with practical guidelines, standards, and techniques for building a mobile website or web application from start to finish.
With Mobile Design and Development, you'll learn basic design and development principles for all mobile devices, and explore the more advanced capabilities of the mobile web, including markup, advanced styling techniques, and mobile Ajax. This book will help you:
Web 2.0 redefined how we make and use websites. With the iPhone and other devices, this revolution is coming to the mobile space, but on a far more massive scale. If you're a web designer, web developer, information architect, product manager, usability professional, content publisher, or an entrepreneur new to the mobile web, Mobile Design and Development will provide you with the knowledge you need to work with this disruptive technology.
Mobile devices outnumber desktop and laptop computers three to one worldwide, yet little information is available for designing and developing mobile applications. Mobile Design and Development fills that void with practical guidelines, standards, techniques, and best practices for building mobile products from start to finish. With this book, you'll learn basic design and development principles for all mobile devices and platforms. You'll also explore the more advanced capabilities of the mobile web, including markup, advanced styling techniques, and mobile Ajax.
If you're a web designer, web developer, information architect, product manager, usability professional, content
About the Author
Brian Fling owns and runs mobiledesign.org, the largest mobile design and development discussion list on the web. He's been in both the web and mobile industries for close to a decade as an entrepreneur, consultant and employee. Brian has helped big brands navigate the mobile space and he's worked with a lot of well funded mobile companies that have failed miserably. Over the years he's learned that his insight into mobile is quite unique, avoiding hype describing tried and true principles and techniques to building cost effective mobile experiences.
Brian wrote the dotMobi Mobile Web Developers Guide, the first complete guide to mobile authoring. It was a free guide and while he doesn't have exact numbers, dotMobi informed him it was downloaded "over 15,000 times in the first few weeks."
Brian's intentions in the mobile space is to advocate and build awareness, not to make money. He believes that the mobile web is primed to change everything we think we know about how people search and gather information. His goal is to foster invention and innovation of the next generation of websites in a medium that is device and context aware.
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