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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The book tries to show you the issues you will face while mobipe mobile web sites and even mobile applications. Apr 29, Javier Gonel rated it liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. But these constraints are not only good for business, they’re good for design as well.

Mobile extends your capabilities The World Wide Web has been built on a foundation of rather simple capabilities page markup, styling, and scripting determined by what Web browsers can support. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Nov 21, Peter rated it it was amazing. The goal of this book is to teach you what it means to design a website or application first from the mindset of a mobile design. Full review I bought this book after having watched LukeW’s many presentations, reviewed his posted slides, and read his articles.

Yes Wroblewsky cites a lot of data about how quickly mobile’s growing, but as he himself points out you don’t need a chapter full of data to tell you that mobile’s growing like mad.

Some things make more sense on mobile than on the desktop. He considers the constraints such as screen size, frequently lower bandwidth, a distracted audience and capabilities such as accelerometers, location detection, and inbuilt cameras that make designing for mobile unique.


This minimalist approach will help you identify the primary goals of your website.

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Wroblewski is looking at the big picture rather than implementation – the whys and best practices rather than firzt how-to. You don’t need his chapter on organization to tell you that less content’s going to fit on a mobile screen and that you should consider carefully before cluttering up desktop versions with more content than appears on the mobile version.

For these reasons I likely approached the book from a different perspective than many other readers. You should read this book. So few people wroblweski the Web on mobiles and those that did were frequently faced with an unpleasant experience. It will help you to work with designers when building mobile sites. Browsing the Web on mobile phones was painful; carriers controlled access to the Web on their devices; and mobile network speeds often made everything grind to a halt.

Luke Wroblewski on Designing for Mobile First – O’Reilly Media

The core message of the book is very convincing and extremely powerful: Realize slipping of the fifst happens more often than slipping of the mouse cursor.

I came out of this book with a new mental model and one good idea. This book was perfect for that task. Luke Wrobewski presents a strong argument for designing for mobile devices first, as opposed to simply resizing a traditional website to fit mobile devices’ smaller screens. I’ll admit I probably should have read this book back when Luke Wroblewski wrote it, but I didn’t think I needed to. Over time, designing for the desktop web first will become wroblswski backwards way of doing things.

Unfortunately in this day and age the anyone who has used a phone and even thought about designing for it has likely realized these already and doesn’t need eighty pages of a book to tell you about them. Balancing client wants with audience needs is an old problem and may prove to be a larger challenge than before, as mobile web becomes more dominant.


An excellent overview with enough meat to be inspiring without getting bogged down in minutia. Touch gestures include tap, double tap, drag, flick, pinch, spread, press, press and tap, press and drag, rotate Read more at: Web application developers -desperate to add innovative capabilities to this environment- have pushed the limits of JavaScript, browser plug-ins, and even Web browsers themselves to enable rich activities and interactions online.

Welcome to the new way things are done on the web.

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Like you decide, you should think about not just screen size but screen densities. This is especially true if you subscribe to the adage that design is the process firwt gradually applying constraints until an elegant solution remains. Not a second of that time was wasted. Sadly, this approach actually made sense for a while.

Focus on core actions, know your users, and use scalable design. It will change the way you work today and how you think about tomorrow. A Book Apart 1 – 10 of 28 books. Nov 26, Stringy rated it liked it Shelves: It’s a great book but outdated now. Which keeps everything clean and focused from the outset. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.