Mobile Web Resources from Breaking Development

by September 20, 2011

For the second time in a row, the Breaking Development conference brought together the latest thinking in mobile Web design and development. In case you missed it, here's my notes from all the sessions with links to each presenter's slides.

There Is No Mobile Web

Jeremy Keith outlined why Web designers and developers need to embrace the flexibility inherent in the Web especially in today’s multi-device world.

Pragmatic Responsive Design

Stephanie Rieger walked through a detailed overview of building an adaptive Web experience for hundreds of devices.

Breaking the Mobile Web

Maximliano Firtman described some of the challenges in mobile Web development today and highlighted exciting new opportunties for the future.

Buttons are a Hack

Josh clark made the case for moving beyond GUI controls on touch devices. We can do better!

Faster Mobile Anyone?

Steve Souders discussed the importance of performance on the Web, why it is even more important on mobile, and a set of emerging best practices for faster mobile Web site.

Mobile Apps Must Die

Scott Jenson made the case fro moving beyond mobile applications and illustrated what a future with apps could be.

Selling the Mobile Web

Brad Frost and Jack Bishop talked about the reality of selling mobile Web experiences to clients and the benefits they can expect.

Client-Side Adaptation

John Boxall described using client side code to transform existing desktop Web sites into mobile-optimized sites.

The Cross-Channel Experience

Nick Finck outlined the importance of considering all customer touchpoints in your design.

Responsible & Responsive

Scott Jehl provided a lot of detailed information about what it takes to deploy a responsive Web design at scale by walking through what he learned on the Boston Globe redesign project.


Bryan Rieger discussed why responsive design really begins on the server and walked through techniques for making it happen.

Casting Off Desktop Shackles

Jason Grigsby examined the opportunity mobile devices create and how our roots in desktop computing (in the US) may be holding us back.