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Mobile web development – Summary

Mobile web development – Summary

The critical elements to take care of when developing for mobile web are: Responsive design, given the wide array of mobile handsets displays in terms of screen sizes, dimensions & pixels. Ensuring delivery of responsive images Optimizing user input and leveraging the touch interface Leveraging the various sensors on mobile Building for offline scenarios and taking care of data storage related issues Optimizing performance on mobile As you can see, I did not cover the last point in the list…

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Mobile web development – Responsive design

Mobile web development – Responsive design

Being able to deliver a responsive design is the first key challenge on mobile: a website designed for the desktop to also work smoothly on all kinds of mobile handsets. Fluid design & Viewport The desktop historically had a fixed screen size – most sites were designed for 1024 by 768 pixels. This however became a problem on mobile where the screen sizes varied widely. Varying screen size on mobile is a key challenge compared to the fixed 1024 by 768…

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Mobile web development – Building great mobile web experiences

Mobile web development – Building great mobile web experiences

This is a series of posts which are simply my notes from a online course I took up on ‘Mobile Web Development: Building Mobile Web Experiences’, CS256 on Udacity.com, which is offered in participation with Google. Here is the link to the course. Goes without saying that reading notes can never compare to taking the course yourself. Many thanks to course instructors – Chris Wilson, Peter Lubbers & Sean Bennett. If you are really interested, stop reading further and just click on…

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