Most people are shocked at how easy it is to adapt a traditional desktop-oriented website design for smart phones and tablets. In this hands-on workshop, Scott Davis shows you how to move away from separate m.com and www.com development efforts to a single, unified, responsive website that looks good on any device.
The mobile web is here, and this workshop aims to help you get your website up to speed. You can make some subtle tweaks to your existing website to make it more mobile friendly -- accounting for the smaller viewport screen size, providing layouts for both portrait and landscape mode, and making your hyperlinks mobile-friendly. Or you can optimize it a lot by providing a dedicated website that leverages HTML5 local storage, application cache, and more.
As the mobile ecosystem continues to grow and fragment with devices from smartphones to tablets -- running iOS, Android, and everything else -- having a coherent mobile web strategy can help smooth out the bumps and move you from a "one size fits all" mentality to a more adaptive, right-sized approach to web development.
Scott Davis is the founder of ThirstyHead.com, a training and consulting company that that specializes in leading-edge technology solutions like HTML 5, mobile development, SmartTV development, NoSQL, Groovy, and Grails. Scott co-founded the HTML5 Denver User Group in 2011.
Scott has been writing about web development for over 10 years. His books include Getting Started with Grails, Groovy Recipes, GIS for Web Developers, The Google Maps API: Adding Where to Your Web Applications, and JBoss at Work. Scott is also the author of two popular article series at IBM developerWorks -- Mastering Grails and Practically Groovy.
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The HTML5 Roadshow brings in-depth, hands-on, full-day workshops to your hometown. If you are past the superficial "Hello World" stage in your career as a web developer and would like to take your skills to the next level, we can help.