Mobile Web Development{1}

by Han C
“Designing For The Future Web” talks about some of the most significant changes in web development and encompasses not just the artistic design but also the skills built around developing websites for mobile phone applications and how to integrate them from a modular sense. The article offers insight, tools, and other resources for developing a portable website but also discusses the technologies involved and their limitations. In addition, the author provides some basic rules of thought in building a portable website as well as offers some helpful HTML5 tutorial links. Furthermore, the article touches briefly about some prominent technologies including Flash, HTML5, and a bit about javascript, elaborating that Youtube, Netflix, and Gmail all have HTML5 versions of their websites that are designed for mobile experience.

This article has relevance to our topics discussed in class regarding HTML technology and offers some good points regarding the adoption of certain types of technologies for your website. HTML5 and Flash is a huge topic right now and several other students have already blogged about it but one of the most significant topics discussed in the article is about a web designers choice amidst the mix of things. Last night I revisited Steve Job’s Full Interview at the 2010 D8 Conference. Jobs comments about Apple’s decision to not include Flash support stood out because the author of this article also mentions that web designers should keep in mind the types of technologies visitors are using as well as not using.

Sources: Gardner, James. “Designing For The Future Web.” The Smashing Magazine. Future Mobile Column. March, 29.2011. April, 16 2012.