Mobile First [Luke Wroblewski] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Our industry’s long wait for the complete, strategic guide to mobile web. Mobile First has ratings and reviews. Stringy said: As noted in the introduction, this isn’t a book with code examples to work from (see Ethan. Luke Wroblewski is a data guy, so let’s check the stats. He has personally written 1, articles, given presentations, and authored three books on mobile.

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It is just a really great overview of the things you need to pay attention when going mobile. Wronlewski these facts are usefull in any conversation that might take place around a meeting room table, and also come in handy as Wroblewski talks through actual implementation considerations as well.

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Sadly, this approach actually made sense for a while. See more Web design design. Mar 23, Alex rated it really liked it. Most smart phones manufacturers are moving to touch-based. By contrast, the desktop version is a confusing hodgepodge of ads, clutter, and Flash, with seemingly dozens of competing navigation aids, none of which offers me the opportunity to do what I need to do on the site.

It will change the way you work today and how you think about tomorrow.

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Realize slipping of the finger happens more often than slipping of the mouse cursor. I can collect my ideas really quick and just focus on the design. Very few things in the world work like that. Building mobile first allows teams to utilize this full palette of capabilities to create rich context-aware applications instead of limiting themselves to an increasingly dated set of capabilities.

In Part 1 Why Mobile First?

Other books in the series. After a couple chapters citing off statistics puke defining the difference between the desktop and mobile, tirst rest of the book is a consideration of content organization, best practices, and layout. Jul 12, Ben rated it it was amazing Shelves: Its data-driven strategies and battle tested techniques will make you a master of mobile—and improve your non-mobile design, too!


While at home, waiting in line, at a stop light, at work. Jan 20, Lars K Jensen rated it really liked it. Mobile websites are not an afterthought.

Also, go ask an old person about the Netscape browser lukw. Instead, a maths class is a very measured process — and using a website should be the same. That way, you girst people a nice experience on both mobile devices and bigger devices. The concreteness of this book may help prompt new thoughts on your current design. Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski November 3, More often than not, the mobile experience for a Web application or site is designed and built after the PC version is complete.

If that describes you, you should read this book. That’s good user experience and good for business. Facebook has done it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Welcome to the new way things are done on the web.

Mar 24, Ben rated it really liked it. Refurbished Mobile Phones Wholesale. The author is experienced in the filed and he knows what he is firstt about.

Ifrst new mobile firstt platforms are introducing exciting capabilities that leave many PC-based Web browsers behind. It came about because, before mobile, we designed everything for the computer desktop, and after mobile, that sucked pretty badly all things considered. Next year we’ll see smartphone devices will outsell desktop devices. Quotes from Mobile First.

Interface elements must be larger. Jan 29, Graham Herrli rated it liked it Shelves: People use devices for short bursts throughout the day. Startups are equally keen. This book was perfect for that task.


I get used to the photoshop and absolutely love the tool. Luke Wrobewski presents a strong argument for designing for mobile devices first, as opposed to simply resizing a traditional website to wrobleski mobile devices’ smaller screens. The mobile web is out-pacing the desktop web by a factor of 8.

Mobile first forces you to get down to the bare essence of what makes your content work. Wroblewski is adept at presenting a balanced, carefully researched position, and extrapolating sensibly around such things as device penetration, capability, and trends around data usage.

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But these constraints are not only good for business, they’re good for design as well. People want the desktop site to be as simple as the mobile site. Ignoring mobile is a quick way to headaches down the road, and with this book in your repertoire you can explain the thinking behind the approach a little better.

This bo I’ll admit I probably should have read this book back when Luke Wroblewski wrote it, but I didn’t think I needed to. Mobiile mobile version is driven by the tasks that people need firt do. Don’t look for code or how-to instructions in this book. May 08, Mr RB rated it did not like it Shelves: By that I wrkblewski I felt the book didn’t add too much more to what I already knew, since I’m familiar with his mobile work.

This is a great read for anyone interested in UI. Focus on core actions, know your users, and use scalable design.