One web

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The idea of One Web is like the search for the holy grail. But many don't get the point that One Web is about users and the devices they are using and not about a particular way of building HTML pages.

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One web

  1. 1. One Web(many users)Robert BirkenheuerMay 21, 2012
  2. 2. There was once upon a time
  3. 3. where web was on a computer
  4. 4. and phones where used to do calls.
  5. 5. Then a clever guy invented the wireless phone
  6. 6. and another thought itwould be fun to have a browser on it.
  7. 7. This was the beginning of the separation.
  8. 8. As first only small pieces split off1998 – WML (WAP), cHTML
  9. 9. then larger ones broke apart2002 – xHTML-MP, xHTML Basic
  10. 10. and even larger ones2005 – HTML, xHTML
  11. 11. and finally masses moved away.
  12. 12. Some gave up to be a phone at all.
  13. 13. But things got even worse
  14. 14. when someone added a browser to a TV.
  15. 15. What will happen next?
  16. 16. Will the web be totally separated?
  17. 17. Suddenly a light came into the darkness
  18. 18. and it said there is onlyONE WEB
  19. 19. A wave of enlightenment washed over the dark.
  20. 20. And it went on to sayONE WEB means…
  21. 21. But the crowd didn’t listen.
  22. 22. The day after people went on to build One Web.
  23. 23. Some lazy ones thought: it’s just the web
  24. 24. and stopped to care.
  25. 25. Others preachedResponsive Design
  26. 26. but there is only screen size – and this doesn’t solve it. ? HTC HTC Desire 480 x 800 BB Playbook 1024 x 600
  27. 27. Others where simply confused
  28. 28. And the world is still waiting for an answer
  29. 29. how to becomeONE WEB
  30. 30. What did the light try to say?ONE WEB means…
  31. 31. …making the same information andservices available to users…
  32. 32. …irrespective ofthe device they are using.
  33. 33. It does not mean that exactly thesame information is available...
  34. 34. …in exactly the same representationacross all devices. Cited from: W3C Recommendation – Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0 http://http://www.w3.org/TR/mobile-bp/
  35. 35. This means ONE WEB is about users and the information or servicesthey want to use on a device.
  36. 36. This means notSqueezing one and the same web page into all devices.
  37. 37. Valid solutions for One Web
  38. 38. Web to Mobile RedirectHaving different sites for weband mobile and do redirects based on device type (including deep links).
  39. 39. Various TemplatesUse the same site butvarious templates fordifferent device types.
  40. 40. Device AwarenessUse device detection to enable specific features for a given device and its capabilities.

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