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Building Drupal sites mobile first with lazy loading, responsive media and Varnish - without driving anyone insane. A combined session, technical overview, half-baked solution and hands-on workshop.
Part I: Why Mobile First?
An introduction to the mobile first approach and a quick walkthough of responsive webdesign principles and methods.
Why mobile first
Part II: The challenges: lazy loading & responsive media
A presentation of two core technical challenges for building (Drupal) sites mobile first: Lazy loading of content and responsive media.
Requirements for a Drupal solution
Common approaches for lazy loading?
Different approaches for responsive images.
Pitfalls and alternatives.
Part III: Requirements for a Drupal solution
A presentation and discussion of the requirements for a working Drupal solution for mobile first websites, including lazy, conditional loading of content, adaptive or responsive images that works with both logged in users and Varnish reverse proxy.
Part IV: Hands-on design and development
In which you start out by saying 'Oh, that's easy. You just ...'
Hopefully we can design or - dare we say it - actually build a fully cooked, working Drupal solution for going mobile first.
Bring out the obscure hooks and get your coding chops on!
20th–22nd April 2012