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Learn to implement sites with the major content management platforms
The popularity of the mobile web is seemingly unstoppable, making the demand and expectations for sleek, smooth, and sophisticated web sites extraordinarily high. Unique to the shelf, this book describes how you can develop mobile content and then install, configure, test, and integrate mobile web sites using the most popular content management systems (CMS) in order to provide an engaging and enjoyable experience to users on the move. Placing a special emphasis on three particular platforms—WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal—author James Pearce explains how to design and mobilize sites in conjunction with each CMS and walks you through the installation and configuration of the plugins, modules, and themes that will get you started, fast.
Professional Mobile Web Development:
Features a brief history of the mobile web and explains what makes it unique
Provides a technical review of the mobile landscape and familiarizes you with mobile devices, networks, and their challenges
Looks at how the mobile web is evolving and how best to design for it
Reviews choices and decisions that should be made prior to working on CMS mobilization
Describes the processes involved in testing, deploying, and integrating a mobile web site, regardless of platform
Discusses mobile analytics, advertising, and other operational topics
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How to develop powerful mobile Web sites using popular content management systems (CMS)
Mobile is the hottest thing going—and developing content for mobile devices and browsers is even hotter than that. This book is your guide to it all—how to design, build, and deploy sites, blogs and services that will work brilliantly for mobile users. You’ll learn about the state-of-the-art of mobile web development, the tools available to use, and the best practices for creating compelling mobile user interfaces. Then, using the most popular content management systems, WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal, you’ll learn how to building world-class mobile web sites from existing platforms and content.. The book walks you through each platform, including how to use third-party plug-ins and themes, explains the strategies for writing your own logic, how to switch between mobile and desktop, and much more.
- Provides a technical review of the mobile landscape and acquaints you with a range of mobile devices and networks
- Covers topics common to all platforms, including site topologies, switching between mobile and desktop, common user interface patterns, and more
- Walks you through each content management platform—WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal—first focusing on standard plug-ins and themes and then exploring advanced techniques for writing your own themes or logic
- Explains the best practices for testing, deploying, and integrating a mobile web site
- Also explores analytics, m-commerce, and SEO techniques for mobile
Get ahead of the the mobile web development curve with this professional and in-depth reference guide!
About the Author
James Pearce is a technologist, writer, developer, and entrepreneur who has been working with the mobile web for over a decade. He is Senior Director of Developer Relations at Sencha. Previously he was the CTO at dotMobi and has a background in mobile startups, telecoms infrastructure, and management consultancy. He speaks and writes extensively on the topic of mobile web development, and is the author of the popular WordPress Mobile Pack plugin.
Table of Contents
PART I: THE WORLD OF THE MOBILE WEB.
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCING THE MOBILE WEB.
CHAPTER 2: A TECHNICAL OVERVIEW OF THE MOBILE WEB.
CHAPTER 3: KEEPING ABREAST OF DEVELOPMENTS.
CHAPTER 4: MAJOR MOBILE WEB BROWSERS.
CHAPTER 5: THE MOBILE TOOLBOX.
PART II: GENERAL MOBILE TECHNIQUES.
CHAPTER 6: THE ANATOMY OF A MOBILE SITE.
CHAPTER 7: SWITCHING BETWEEN MOBILE AND DESKTOP BROWSERS.
CHAPTER 8: CMS UI PATTERNS FOR MOBILE.
CHAPTER 9: DESIGNING FOR MOBILE DEVICES.
CHAPTER 10: MOBILE TEMPLATES AND LIBRARIES.
PART III: MAJOR CMS PLATFORMS.
CHAPTER 11: BASIC WORDPRESS MOBILIZATION 225
CHAPTER 12: ADVANCED WORDPRESS MOBILIZATION.
CHAPTER 13: BASIC DRUPAL MOBILIZATION.
CHAPTER 14: ADVANCED DRUPAL MOBILIZATION.
CHAPTER 15: BASIC JOOMLA! MOBILIZATION.
CHAPTER 16: ADVANCED JOOMLA! MOBILIZATION.
PART IV: ENHANCING AND LAUNCHING YOUR SITE.
CHAPTER 18: TESTING AND DEBUGGING MOBILE SITES.
CHAPTER 19: FINAL TOUCHES.
PART V: REFERENCES.
Appendix A: Further Reading.
Appendix B: Useful Sites.