Luke Wroblewski on Designing for Mobile First
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: August 2011
Run time: 3 hours 19 minutes

What happens when people use a smartphone to connect with your website or application? Are they delighted or frustrated? With more than a million touch-screen phones shipping every day, it’s vital that you design your site to appeal to the mobile crowd. In this video workshop, Luke Wroblewski shows you design best practices that include the organization, actions, inputs, and layout necessary to deliver a satisfying experience to people with modern mobile devices.

Through numerous examples, you’ll learn how to::

  • Use “content first/navigate second” organizational structures optimized for small screens and mobile use cases
  • Design for touch interactions with appropriate targets and gestures
  • Construct forms and input fields to make input on mobile easier and more frequent
  • Manage layouts across multiple devices with ruthless editing, device classes, and responsive/flexible designs


  • That’s just a sample of what you’ll learn with this video. Armed with these design best practices and principles, you can make sure people have a great mobile web experience whenever they visit your site.
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      3.0

      Scope

      By crazy8s

      from Norwalk, CT

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      • Concise
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      • Not comprehensive enough

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      Comments about oreilly Luke Wroblewski on Designing for Mobile First:

      The subject matter was a bit dated (granted, I'm a little late to the party) But for the price, I was expecting a bit more. A lecture participant asks a pertinent question and is told that it is outside of the scope of the course, when it really was a question that I, as a viewer would have been very interested in having had answered. Does contain some valuable theory and perspective though. I wouldn't pay the same price again though, having seen it.

       
      5.0

      The outline of mobile-web UX

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        Comments about oreilly Luke Wroblewski on Designing for Mobile First:

        This session is helpful to shorten the distance between the web world and the mobile world. The sections followed by the videos, is perfect for rethinking a website in terms of mobile user experience. These points are essential to make a responsive design with the user in mind.

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        4.0

        Great overview of the mobile web

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        from Växjö, Sweden

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        Comments about oreilly Luke Wroblewski on Designing for Mobile First:

        This Master class provides a really good overview of the mobile web's current state and where it's heading. It also points out the opportunities and constraints of mobile devices and provides good advice on how to design for them.

        Luke Wroblewski is very knowledgeable and explains the topic in a clear and concise manner.

        The quality of the video is good but I have one concern with the video files and that is that they are not ordered right. So if you download them for offline use you will have to keep track yourself in which order to watch them, or like I did, edit their meta data so that they sort right. This problem does not apply if you watch the videos online.

        All in all I think the video is well worth watching.

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        Factual, informative and insightful!

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          Comments about oreilly Luke Wroblewski on Designing for Mobile First:

          Brilliant talk by Luke. I have been following his blog for a short-while... and this talk makes it easier to comprehend all the information and data he posts.

          It's a must watch for anyone developing and/or designing for the web. He lists quite a lot nuances we should consider when developing for mobile web.

          Worth every cent! :)

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