Sessions at Mobilism 2011 with video

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Thursday 12th May 2011

  • Mobile first!

    by Luke Wroblewski

    For years, most Web teams have designed for the desktop. Mobile, if it even happened, was a port off the desktop version, designed and built before anyone even considered the mobile experience. This made perfect sense for a while. Browsing the Web on mobile phones was painful; carriers controlled access to the Web on their devices; and mobile network speeds made everything often grind to a halt.

    But things have changed so dramatically over the past few years that starting with the desktop may be an increasingly backwards way of thinking about a Web product. Designing for mobile first can not only open up new opportunities for growth, it can lead to a better overall user experience for a Web site or application.

    In this session, Luke Wroblewski will dig into the three key reasons to consider mobile first: mobile is seeing explosive growth; mobile forces you to focus; and mobile extends your capabilities.

    At 9:00am to 10:00am, Thursday 12th May

  • Devices, designs and enabling behaviours

    by ribot

    We're reaching a point in time where the device is now enabling interactions and behaviours in the physical world. We live in a task-oriented world and with technology becoming less visible (due to good design), we are well on our way to creating experiences that the mass audience can consume. How do we make technology less visible? What kind of design results in new physical behaviours? Why is this important for the future? These are some of the questions I'm going to have a go at tackling.

    At 2:30pm to 3:30pm, Thursday 12th May

  • Mobile browser panel

    by Jeremy Keith, Andrea Trasatti, Andreas Bovens and Eli Fidler

    The world’s first mobile browser panel, in which representatives of several mobile browser vendors discuss their implementations with the audience and each other.

    Moderated by Jeremy Keith, this panel features representatives of Nokia, Opera, and RIM (BlackBerry). The panel will close off day 1 of Mobilism (12th of May) and (network gods willing) be live-streamed so that anyone can watch it.

    At 4:00pm to 5:30pm, Thursday 12th May

Friday 13th May 2011

  • High Performance Mobile

    by Steve Souders

    Case studies from Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Netflix, and others testify that making websites faster drives more traffic to your site, improves the user experience, increases revenue, and reduces operating costs. Best practices, tools, and web services abound for improving website performance on the desktop. But where are we when it comes to mobile performance? Join Steve Souders as he presents the latest developments for analyzing mobile performance and creating a faster mobile experience.

    At 9:00am to 10:00am, Friday 13th May

  • How to put the Mobile in the Mobile Web

    by Jenifer Hanen

    Media queries, server-side or client-side sniffers, how do we determine if the user is a mobile or desktop device? This tech talk will discuss which is the right solution(s) and how to implement it taking into consideration the various mobile user's browser capacity, bandwidth restrictions, as well as user choice.

    At 10:30am to 11:30am, Friday 13th May

  • Meta layout: a closer look at media queries

    by Stephen Hay

    It's the layout behind the layout: in this session Stephen will dissect the media query. After a brief review of query syntax, we'll touch on logical expressions, and you'll learn which media features are relevant to mobile design and how and when these can best be used. Stephen will explore the visual and layout viewports and the viewport meta element, and how these relate to media queries. We'll discuss the pros and cons of using media queries in CSS versus within media attributes in HTML, and handle examples of each. Stephen will share his thoughts on how to use this information to develop a meta-layout strategy depending on your site's needs.

    At 11:30am to 12:30pm, Friday 13th May

  • Getting started with jQuery Mobile

    by Scott Jehl

    Scott Jehl of the jQuery Mobile team will discuss the challenges and philosophy of the jQuery Mobile Framework, and how to use it to create websites and apps that provide a cohesive, touch-optimized experience in the latest mobile browsers while maintaining universal accessibility in older and under-featured browsers, and for users of assistive technology. Scott will also bring us up to speed with recent developments in the jQuery Mobile framework and proposed plans for the upcoming 1.0 release.

    At 1:30pm to 2:30pm, Friday 13th May

  • Muddling Through the Mobile Web, Designing for rapid change and increasing diversity

    by Bryan Rieger

    In merely ten years we've gone from delivering basic WAP experiences on tiny monochrome screens, to crafting simply stunning content and applications for devices many of us imagined we'd only dream of. The fact that time-to-market for many of these devices is now measured in weeks instead of years, is simply mind-blowing. Add to that the renewed and rapid evolution of web standards, and it's become increasingly difficult to find solid ground from which to move forward.

    This talk will pick up where "Rethinking the Mobile Web" left off, looking at the evolving device ecosystem, the inherent constraints of the current web, and the need for us to continue adapting our thinking when confronted with massive change.

    At 2:30pm to 3:30pm, Friday 13th May

  • The hitchhiker's guide to mobile development

    by Nikolai Onken

    Mobile development is still pretty new to us web geeks and there are a whole lot of new challenges we face when developing our first mobile application. In this very hands on session I will give you a kick start into mobile development. I will introduce you to the available mobile runtimes, editors, build services, debugging tools, testing environments, reporting tools and finally relevant app stores. After this talk you should have a good overview of what is relevant today, what tools will do the best job for you and how you can keep building future proof mobile cross-platform applications.

    At 4:00pm to 5:00pm, Friday 13th May

  • Mobile & UX: Inside the Eye of the Perfect Storm

    by Jared M. Spool

    The world of web application design is expanding at a rapid rate. We’re now expected to design great experiences across a huge variety of platforms, from small screens to large displays. The flood of iPad applications and successful online businesses are showing our executives that design matters.

    Why is all this happening now? Where is it all going? UIE’s own Jared Spool will show you how four driving forces—market maturity, the emergence of experience, Kano’s model, and Sturgeon’s Law—are increasing the visibility and value of design in organizations everywhere. He’ll show you what the next generation of design teams will look like and how you’ll get there.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Friday 13th May