Monthly Archives: May 2011

Mobilism 2011: Ms. Jen’s How to put the Mobile in the Mobile Web

Fri 05.13. 11 – Here are the slides from my Mobilism 2011 presentation this morning, I would also like to highlight the conclusion ideas and some of the links:
Moving Forward:
* Form a grassroots set of folk to work up the hybrid server/client side solution for mobile browser and feature detection as proposed in Brian Rieger’s presentation.
*Work with browser makers for a more complete feature profile and to alert of user preferences on data, media, and current context.
*We are all here now, what are we willing to accomplish & organize?
The Mobile Web is young, let’s keep the lines of communication open and work together.
The Three Presentations after mine that expand on CSS (Media Queries), Client side, Server side and Hybrid approaches:
Steve Hay’s Presentation On Media Queries
Scott Jehl’s Presentation on Mobile JQuery and how it is used on the new Boston Globe site (he will be posting this later after permission is gained)
Brian Rieger’s Presentation on Muddling Through the Mobile Web
Resources:
Text W3C’s Mobile Web Best Practices
W3C’s Mobile Web Application Best Practices
Authoring Practices for the Mobile Web
USC’s Best Practices in Mobile Detection
Quirksmode Mobile
Detect Mobile Browser
Modernizr
Simple javascript mobile OS detector
WURFL
Deploying WURFL
Tera-WURFL UA & Feature Explorer
The Switcher
Manifesto for Responsible Reformatting
Also, this presentation was geared as a guide on where to begin for web designers and developers to who are wanting to get started in Mobile. I would recommend starting with the resources to move forward.
Also here are a few links to:
James Pearce’s Modernizr-server
W3C Media Queries
Rethinking the Mobile Web

Mobilism 2011: Scott Jehl, Bryan Rieger, Nicholai Onken, and Jared Spool

Dear reader, As a way to both pay attention and have a good record of the proceedings, I like to type out transcriptions/paraphrases of conference sessions. Here is my final transcription/paraphrase for Scott Jehl, Bryan Rieger, Nicholai Onken, and Jared Spool at Mobilism 2011. – Ms. Jen
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Scott Jehl – Getting Started with JQuery Mobile
Bryan Rieger – Muddling through the Mobile Web
Nicholai Onken – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Mobile Dev
Jared Spool – Mobile & US: In the Eye of the Perfect Storm

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Mobilism 2011: Steve Souders and Stephen Hay

Fri 05.13.11 – Sorry, today’s transcriptions are a bit sparser, as I presented between Mr. Souders & Mr. Hay.
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Steve Souders
stevesouders.com
WPO – Web Performance Optimization
drives traffic
improves UX (session lengthens as it gets faster)
increases revenue
reduces costs
Mobile Performance test sites/tools
Blaze.io/mobile
pcafferf pcapperf.appspot.com
stevesouders.com/mobileperf
HTTP Archive for Mobile
mobile.httparchive.org
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Stephen Hay
Meta Layout: A Closer Look at Media Queries
Links: http://delicious.com/stephenhay/mobilismconf2011
Presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/stephenhay/mobilism2011

Mobilism 2011: PPK & Stephanie Rieger’s Sessions

Dear reader, As a way to both pay attention and have a good record of the proceedings, I like to type out transcriptions/paraphrases of conference sessions. Here is my transcription/paraphrase for PPK’s The future of the mobile web and Stephanie Rieger’s Beyond the Mobile Web at Mobilism 2011. – Ms. Jen
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PPK – The future of the mobile web
Stephanie Rieger – Beyond the Mobile Web

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Mobilism 2011: Luke W on Mobile First

Dear reader, As a way to both pay attention and have a good record of the proceedings, I like to type out transcriptions/paraphrases of conference sessions. Here is my transcription/paraphrase for Luke W’s Mobile First presentation at Mobilism 2011. – Ms. Jen

Luke WMobile First
Web products should be designed mobile first.
“We’re just now starting to think about mobile first and desktop second for a lot of our products.” – Kate from Facebook
“We really need to shift now to start thinking about building mobile first” Kevin at Adobe
Mobile First
1. Growth = opportunity
2. Constraints = focus
3. Capabilities = innovation

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In Amsterdam for Mobilism!

View of Singel Straat & Canal from the window of Brasserie Luden
Stephen Hay, Brian Rieger, and Lyza Gardner View of Amsterdam from the top floor of Felix Meritis Descending the stairs at Felix Meritis Stephanie and Jessica on the boat Brian and Antony Mobilism Speakers Dinner on a canal boat Jared leaning out to take photos Lovely clock tower Big lovely modern buidling near the cruise ship docks Luke at the fabulously over the top lounge in the hotel
Web 05.11.11 – Photos in Amsterdam by Ms. Jen taken with her Nokia N8. I arrived in Amsterdam at 9:30am after not sleeping on the plane at all, so the first day before Mobilism was spent in a fun jet lag / sleep deprivation haze. After a small nap at the hotel, I took myself off to Brasserie Luden for lunch, then I walked down the canals through the western canal district of Amsterdam. Around 4pm, I found Brian Rieger and joined him, Stephen Hay, Stephanie Rieger, Lyza Gardener, and Peter-Paul Koch (PPK) at the cafe of Felix Meritis.
The evening was a fun speaker dinner boat cruise of the canals of Amsterdam as well as the Ij and Amstel rivers. It was lovely to see Amsterdam from the water and to be able to socialize leisurely with other mobile folk. The best part is we went by the big cruise ship docks to pick up Steve Souder and Andrea Trasatti half way through the cruise. While others went off after 11pm to get a drink and talk some more, the wall of NO SLEEP hit me hard and I went off to bed.
Great first day of Pre-Mobilism in Amsterdam.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Local Irises Make Good on Mother's Day The Band is Back Together Again: Magnus & Scruffy Run for the Hills, Run for Your Lives

Sun 05.08.11 – Happy Mother’s Day to you and yours. Magnus the Magnificent visited today and he and Scruffy had the best time running around.