Posts Tagged ‘mobile web’

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  1. 07 Sep, 2013

    On Progressive Enhancement

    Yesterday I decided to daintily dip my toes into the pond of opinion writing with a piece subtly titled “Fuck You.” The intentionally over-the-top piece was a departure from the thoughtful, well-reasoned pool of recent posts about progressive enhancement. That […]

  2. 27 Jun, 2013

    Mobile Web Problems and How to Avoid Them

    Two years ago Jen Simmons (@jensimmons) and I made a site called WTF Mobile Web, a Tumblr which highlights the frustrations mobile web users regularly experience. While the site is a bit cheeky, the goal isn’t to cut anybody down, […]

  3. 25 Feb, 2013

    It Doesn’t Matter

    Theresa Neil posted some slides rounding up some navigation patterns for retail mobile sites. Theresa made the amazing Mobile Design Pattern Gallery, which is a fantastic resource and was insanely helpful for me when I started making the responsive pattern […]

  4. 26 Jan, 2013

    Lessons from the Facebook Mobile Website Team

    A good look behind the curtains at one of the largest mobile sites on the planet. Lots of nice little takeaways here, but the real takeaway is that there’s no silver bullet to device diversity.

  5. 25 Mar, 2012

    Interview with a Blackberry Mobile Web User

    It’s a popular misconception that people who don’t have iPhones and Androids don’t use the web on their phones. I caught up with my cousin Taylor, a geologist living in Pittsburgh, PA, and asked him to shed some light on how he interacts with the web on his Blackberry.

  6. 15 Mar, 2012

    Interview with The Next Web

    I recently had the opportunity to do an interview with The Next Web, where I got to talk about WTF QR Codes (of course), but also about WTF Mobile Web and what goes into a good & bad mobile web […]

  7. 01 Mar, 2012

    iPad3’s Retina Display Will Wreak Havoc on the Web

    The iPad3’s Retina display is causing problems for apps who have to deal with Apple’s 20MB limit on app size. You know the web is in trouble when even the native apps are struggling with the gigantic Retina screen. The […]

  8. 01 Feb, 2012

    Better Numerical Inputs for Mobile Forms

    My colleagues in Chicago just launched a great responsively-designed, and Jason Grigsby and I were wondering how they brought up the user-friendlier telephone keypad in iOS instead of the ok-but-not-great number keypad. The team dynamically set the input type […]

  9. 04 Jan, 2012

    Test on Real Mobile Devices without Breaking the Bank

    Mobile is the future of the web, so it’s time to start investing in some mobile devices. Testing on actual devices is now an absolutely essential part of web design. Stephanie Rieger explains that there are crucial aspects of a […]

  10. 03 Jan, 2012

    A tel Tale Sign

    In this responsive age, it’s worth pointing out that mobile phones can make things called “telephone calls.” Once upon a time, in an era before web forms and e-mail, the best way to make a dinner reservation, place an order, […]

  11. 20 Dec, 2011

    Support Vs Optimization

    A few things usually happen when I bring up the existence of mobile devices/browsers that aren’t iOS and Android. First, people give me a blank stare. Then they respond, “Well…fuck them”. (I’m not just being cheeky here, this sentiment has […]

  12. 13 Dec, 2011

    The Mobile Case for Progressive Enhancement

    I recently read a fantastic reminder to progressivly enhancement for Javascript. Jack Bishop and I gave a presentation at BK.js a few weeks ago about progressive enhancement for the mobile web (thanks Marco Carag!) During the Q&A, someone asked “With […]

  13. 02 Oct, 2011

    For a Future-Friendly Web

    We need to start thinking and acting in a more future-friendly way when approaching web design. The diversity of web-enabled devices is increasing at an alarming rate. We have to rethink our content and the contexts in which our content is viewed.

  14. 11 Jul, 2011

    “Native vs Web” Is Total Bullshit

    The web is dead. HTML5 is the be-all end-all of the future. Users are spending more time on apps and less time on the web. You can do anything on the web that you can in a native app. Yawn. […]