Reasons to go mobile • Do you see anyone WITHOUT a phone? • Help spread the Word • Largest Audience is NOW mobile • Keeping up with the ever changing economyThursday, March 1, 2012
Some tips on mobile development • Design for mobile • Verticle navigation ﬁrst! instead of horizontal • Thinking mobile navigation! ﬁrst, means you put speed ﬁrst! • Too slow, loses interest!Thursday, March 1, 2012
Other Advantages: Keeping everyone up to date on where you’re going to be! (picture taken in Buffalo, NY; Aug.2010)Thursday, March 1, 2012
10 Ways mobile sites and desktop sites differ • Mobile sites usually only include speciﬁc functions and content. • Mobile requires more vertical navigation, while desktop prefer horizontal. • Hypertext may be common on desktops, but few to none on mobile devices.Thursday, March 1, 2012
• Mobile sites avoid promotional or marketing graphics. • Mobile sites have global navigation, but contextual navigation in rare. • Mobile sites do not have a normal footer area, there are no quick links. • Most mobile sites are ﬂat, and do not contain “breadcrumbs.”Thursday, March 1, 2012
• Mobile sites do not have progress indicators. • Mobile sites do offer better integration with phone functions. • Mobile sites have technology that detects where the users are to present local search results, they are given personalization options.Thursday, March 1, 2012
With starting with mobile design, we can stay at the head of the “pack” in the race of web/mobile/tablet design! Let’s go PitBull Board!!!Thursday, March 1, 2012
References • http://sixrevisions.com/web-development/mobile-web-design-best- practices/ • http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2011/01/designing-for- the-mobile-web-special-considerations.php • http://www.sitepoint.com/7-tips-to-make-your-web-site-mobile- friendly/ • http://www.netmagazine.com/features/mobile-ﬁrst • http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2011/03/10-ways-mobile- sites-are-different-from-desktop-web-sites.php • http://mashable.com/2011/08/05/mobile-design-priority/ • PitBull Boards pics from past years. (rights reserved)Thursday, March 1, 2012
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