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Introduction to W3C's Mobile Web Best Practices - Live!

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (BST)

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Introduction to W3C's Mobile Web Best Practices - Live!

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News website on a mobile phoneBBC article reporting on Nielsen research, November 2008

A wealth of research shows that more and more people are accessing the Web via mobile. Each new set of results shows differences but the trend is all in the same upwards direction, pushed along by the introduction of devices like the iPhone and by mobile networks offering more and more flat-rate data packages.

How do you create great content for mobile? What do you do differently compared with the desktop world? How do you make sure that no matter what device someone is using, they will be able to access your content and services while on the move?

This course will tell you.

Developed and taught by the Mobile Web Initiative team, the course builds on the output of the various expert groups operating within W3C: the standards, the tools and the test suites — all designed to help you make great content available to as wide an audience as possible.

The course is for you if:

  • you are familiar with creating websites for desktop presentation;
  • you have at least some familiarity with HTML and CSS;
  • you enjoy meeting challenges and trying out new techniques.

Participants who complete the course will receive a W3C Certificate of Completion, helping you to differentiate yourself from other web professionals.

The Moller Centre, Cambridge, Tower.
The Møller Centre, Cambridge, UK

The course has been run successfully in a purely online environment and this will continue, However, we're offering a special one-day training event for a small group of individuals where approximately half the course will be delivered in person by two of the W3C team. Scheduled for Wednesday 14th October 2009, a series of lectures and practical sessions will take place at the Møller Centre in Cambridge (UK). Participants will have the option of completing the remainder of the course online during the following weeks.

The course is based entirely on W3C standards, particularly the Mobile Web Best Practices document. A full description of the course is available as well as a free sample and demo of the online portion of it.

The Moller Centre, Cambridge, Glass roof
The live event will be held in a modern building with state of the art facilities.

During the day on 14th October you will:

  • Meet the tutors (Phil Archer and Dominique Hazaël-Massieux) and your fellow participants in the course;
  • spend time in a mixture of lectures and informal workshop sessions where you can try out different solutions and share ideas;
  • learn about the specific promises and challenges of the mobile platform;
  • gain practical experience of turning desktop content into mobile content;

During the optional remainder of the course you will gain more experience and knowledge of the dos, don'ts, whys and hows of the mobile Web, with particular emphasis on the relevant W3C standards and tools. See the detailed course description for:

  • information on how the online portion of the course is delivered;
  • a week by week guide to the content (we'll cover roughly half the modules at the face to face event);
  • more advice on who will gain most from participating;
  • an estimate of how long you need to set aside each week for the online portion;
  • requirements for participating.

To get an idea of what it's like to take the online portion of the course, see the free sample and demo.

©2009 W3C (ERCIM, Keio University, MIT CSAIL)

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This work is part of the MobiWeb 2.0 project supported by the European Union's 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7)

Phil Archer, phila@w3.org, W3C Mobile Web Initiative

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Møller Centre
Churchill College, University of Cambridge
Storey's Way
CB3 0DE Cambridge
United Kingdom

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (BST)


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World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international consortium where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. W3C primarily pursues its mission through the creation of Web standards and guidelines designed to ensure long-term growth for the Web. Over 400 organizations are Members of the Consortium. W3C is jointly run by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) in the USA, theEuropean Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France and Keio University in Japan, and has additionalOffices worldwide. For more information see http://www.w3.org/

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