I’ve just read Jacob Nielsen’s latest report, Mobile Web 2009 = Desktop Web 1998, on his findings on the usability of mobile browsing: Mobile phone users struggle mightily to use websites, even on high-end devices. To solve the problems, websites should provide special mobile versions. While his findings may be in tune with many of… Continue Reading Let the mobile web learn from and not repeat the mistakes of desktop development
I had an interesting couple of days last week holed up with industry experts and researchers discussing the Future of Social Networking at a W3C workshop in Barcelona. Topics ranged from privacy and trust, distributed networking, context and communities through to deeper adaptive user experiences. For me however, I was most interested in exploring the… Continue Reading Is it time for social networks grow up?
I was invited by a member of WaSP International Liaison Group, Yiannis Konstantakopoulos, to write an article on the history of web standards for his new online web standards magazine CSS3. I was really chuffed to be able to do this especially as the magazine is in Greek and I truly believe that we should… Continue Reading A brief history of web standards in Greek
I just posted a Buzz article about web standards in China on the Web Standards Project (WaSP) website. When over there in October I spent time with some really smart developers and students talking about web standards and trying to better understand the situation in China. The article is really a round-up of a few… Continue Reading Web standards round up for China
Having cried wolf a few times over the last few years (WAP anyone?) mobile browsing is now packing a serious punch and nowhere more so than in developing countries. Prohibitive costs for hardware and software, lack of infrastructure, phone lines and support for internet access has meant that surfing the web from desktops in poorer… Continue Reading Mobile Web for Social Development – MW4D
A little nugget of gold appeared in my RSS feed today. W3C is running a free four week online course: An Introduction to W3C’s Mobile Web Best Practices, May 26 to June 20 2008. This is great news as since publication of the Mobile Web Best Practices (MWBP) in 2006 the Mobile Web Initiative and… Continue Reading Want to get your content mobile?