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Accessibility, Inclusiveness and the Mobile Web

~ Or ~ Yes, there is an app for that Mr Jobs, it's called the browser! The web development community fought long and hard to get browser vendors to support open standards properly. However, the current fad for smart phone apps threatens to lead us back to fragmentation every bit as worse as the days of the browser wars, or possibly worse still. So, can HTML & CCS3 based web apps counter this trend? How hard hard they ...more »

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Measuring Mobile Apps

We're hearing an awful lot about Mobile Apps and small-screen device use of web sites. Particularly in the case of Apps, all we ever hear is that there were xxx,000 downloads of the app in yyy days. I'd be very interested in any case study which has taken a more in depth look at mobile statistics. e.g. Having launched an App and measured downloads, how many return users of the app are there; are there any patterns in ...more »

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WordPress as a lightweight CMS

WordPress is best known as a blogging app, but in fact works very well as a lightweight CMS for small sites, especially with plugins for functions such as event management. Best of all, it's UI is very intuitive and so you shouldn't get many support calls from users if you are the supporter for the system. If self hosting isn't an option, many hosting companies, as well as wordpress.com, offer WordPress as part of their ...more »

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Should HE be taking advantage of new web technologies now?

With many in the wider web community advocating the implementation of technologies such as HTML5, CSS3 and WAI-ARIA now, should the HE sector follow suit? Do universities hold fire, dive in or are there alternatives? Perhaps a pseudo-implementation that allows us to start using some features of these technologies today while guaranteeing a quality experience for all (even IE6-8 users with Javascript switched off, disabling ...more »

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Designing for mobile first

A subject that is growing in popularity in the web development community is that of designing your sites for mobile first then progressively enhancing to scale up for larger displays; tablets, 'desktops' (I include laptop in my definition of desktop)...televisions? (IPTV is coming). This is quite a significant change in approach to the traditional development of desktop first then wondering how to deliver to mobile and ...more »

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