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Web Content Management for the Post-PC Era

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Web Content Management for the Post-PC Era Web Content Management for the Post-PC Era Presentation Transcript

  • Web Content Managementin the Post-PC Era Tom Wentworth CMO, Ektron @twentworth12
  • Agenda1. The undeniable business case for treating Post-PC devices as a primary customer channel2. The Four Fs of Mobile Maturity3. New web design strategies for the Post-PC era, including responsive web design4. Why your company should be thinking about "Mobile First"
  • Born 1976Deceased… ???
  • Welcome to the Post-PC Era?
  • Combined sales of smartphones and tablets willbe 44 percent bigger than the PC market in 2011. Source: Gartner
  • By the end of 2014, the installed base of devices based on new lightweight mobile operating systems like AppleiOS, Google Android and Microsoft Windows 8 will exceed the total installed base of all PC based systems Source: Gartner
  • There will be 1 BillionSmartphones by 2016 Source: Forrester Research
  • The Four F’s of Mobile Maturity
  • Content Management System ConsiderationFailure is not an option■ Heavy Flash use, not HTML 5■ Fixed page layout for desktop size screen■ Slow page load times
  • Source: http://blog.kissmetrics.com/loading-time/
  • The Four F’s of Mobile Maturity
  • Content Management System Consideration“Table Stakes”■ Design ■ Optimize images for speed ■ Use large buttons■ Content ■ Minimize large chunks of content ■ Reduce # of form fields■ Navigation ■ Vertical navigation ■ Clear “Home” button
  • The Four F’s of Mobile Maturity
  • Content Management System ConsiderationDevice Detection■ WURFL ■ Device Description Repository ■ Describes thousands of devices and hundreds of properties ■ Screen size, Has Keyboard, Supports Flash, Accepts Cookies, etc.
  • Content Management System ConsiderationResponsive Web Design■ Uses HTML 5 + CSS3 ■ Flexible Layout ■ Flexible Images ■ Media Queries
  • “Responsive web design isn’t really a specifictechnique, but is rather an approach orphilosophy advocating a fluid grid layout withcolumn widths that adapt to available screenspace, while media queries allow us to serve updifferent style sheets depending on the viewport(browser window) size and resolution (pixeldensity).” Source: http://www.mayfielddigital.co.uk/
  • The Four F’s of Mobile Maturity
  • Content Management System ConsiderationMobile First■ Mobile is Exploding■ Mobile Requires Focus & Relevancy■ Mobile Extends your capabilities
  • Put Users First – not Content Generic promotion Credit Card Ad Old News? Partner Ad
  • Mobile Inspires Clarity
  • Thinking Mobile First means putting the Customer first
  • Thinking beyond the Mobile Web
  • Summary1. Digital marketing strategy must evolve for the Post-PC Era2. Mobile Focus is Table Stakes 1. speed, navigation, content3. Incorporate a device detection or responsive-design approach to target mobile devices4. Embrace the Post-PC Era by thinking Mobile First
  • ResourcesHowToDoMo, from Googlehttp://www.howtogomo.com
  • Resources Mobile First – by Luke Wroblewski http://www.abookapart.com/pr oducts/mobile-first Responsive Web Design – by Ethan Marcotte http://www.abookapart.com/pr oducts/responsive-web-design
  • Resources Ektron eBook The Mobile Revolution http://www.ektron.com/Resources/Whitepapers/ The-Mobile-eBook/
  • Next Steps■Slides available at http://slideshare.net/ektron■Webinar recording available shortly onhttp://ektron.com■Follow @ektron & @twentworth12 on Twitter
  • Questions? Continue the conversation at #ektron