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What's In The Mobile Book?When it comes to mobile, there are more open questions than definitive answers. Due to its fragmentation, it's not so easy to understand how mobile market looks and works in general. How to pick the right mobile strategy and select the right approach for your website? What design patterns and what UX techniques can assist you to design quicker and better for mobile devices? What design patterns do you need to be aware when building responsive websites and to optimize the performance for mobile? When you design with mobile in mind, how exactly should your design process be different from traditional design workflow?
Our new book attempts to answer these questions. Well-known experts such as Peter-Paul Koch, Stephanie Rieger, Trent Walton, Brad Frost, Dave Olsen, Josh Clark and Remy Sharp have contributed to the book to present the most relevant and valuable insights. To ensure the quality of the book, the chapters have been reviewed by Scott Jenson, Bryan Rieger, Tim Kadlec, Bruce Lawson and other active members of the mobile design community. The preface is written by Jeremy Keith. It wasn't easy to bring together such a stellar line-up of experts, but a compromise wasn't an option.
"I highly recommend this book to both the blossoming and the experienced UX designer. The various voices of different authors breathe fresh narrative air that carries diverse-and-deep domain knowledge along in a cohesive story about how to harness the chaos of our ever-evolving world into a mobile-UX delight. Consider the lessons in this book a whopping set of New Year resolutions." Steve Tengler — UX Magazine
Table of ContentsWhen setting up the concept of the book, we worked hard to ensure a delicate balance between basic knowledge and the current state of the art. Please note that changes to chapter titles are still possible.
|Peter-Paul Koch||What's Going On In Mobile?|
|Stephanie Rieger||The Future Of Mobile|
|Trent Walton||Responsive Design Strategy|
|Brad Frost||Responsive Design Patterns|
|Dave Olsen||Optimizing For Mobile|
|Dennis Kardys||Hands-On Design For Mobile (UX Perspective)|
|Josh Clark||Designing For Touch|
From left to right: Jeremy Keith, Peter-Paul Koch, Stephanie Rieger, Trent Walton, Brad Frost, Dave Olsen, Dennis Kardys and Josh Clark.
The Mobile Book Addendum: Mobile PlatformsInitially, we wanted to cover all popular mobile topics within the printed book, but because some chapters took more time to write and review than planned, we decided to release them in an addendum to the printed book. All buyers of the Mobile Book will get the Addendum for free end of January 2013. The eBook will provide insights into design and development for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, as well as introduce developing and debugging techniques for advanced HTML5 Web applications and explore UX patterns on these platforms.
Rian van der Merwe
|Mobile Design Patterns|
|Nathan Barry||Getting Started With Design and Development For iOS|
|Arturo Toledo||Designing Windows Phone Apps|
From left to right: Greg Nudelman, Rian van der Merwe, Nathan Barry and Arturo Toledo.
What Reviewers Say About The Mobile BookA few reviewers have had the chance to read the book a few days before its release, and share their views in a non-committal way. The result is very clear: the book is worthwhile. Should you get it? Yes! Let’s see why:
“I got my hands on an early copy of The Mobile Book. I’ll cut to the chase and just say this: It’s fantastic. You should own it. Really.”
— Christopher Butler
“The standard, the reference book for Mobile. I worked for a mobile web publishing company for 18 months and the depth of knowledge provided by the experts in this book is extraordinary. It blew me away. This book provides a diplomatic, comprehensive guide to understanding “Mobile”, delivered by people who have a real passion for the Mobile endeavours in our community.”
— Ben Howdle
“I’ll cut to the chase for those deliberating a purchase: it’s well worth the cover price. The eBook edition is a steal! This book establishes a mindset of understanding and exploring the medium. It embraces the breadth of its domain and will set you on an exciting path.”
— David Bushell
“As somebody who spends a lot of time tinkering and tweaking websites to make them work better, I thought this book was bloody brilliant. There is so much depth and information packed into its 336 pages that I think it will become the book for the mobile Web.”
— Ian Nuttall
“Every chapter is full of golden nuggets of information and the standard of writing is, as you would expect from a Smashing Magazine book, impeccable.”
— Craig Lockwood
“It’s essential reading for those involved with the design and development of web/app based output. The essays within will encourage you to consider how people interact with mobile technology and help you to produce mobile friendly solutions to your projects.”
— Dave Hughes
“This book has something for all levels of expertise. [..] It doesn’t patronise, it doesn’t talk over your head either, it teaches. It is an important book of its time, don’t hesitate in picking it up.”
— Jordan Moore
“Earlier I mentioned that you should add this book to your shelf, in reality, you’ll probably want to keep it on your desk.”
— Joshua Johnson
“In general I think this book is a great addition for a company or agency library. As a specialist, it can leave you with a few chapters that are very much beyond your reach and can leave you with dangerous “knowledge” but a team reading the applicable chapters and then pooling their knowledge and learnings can use this book to go into the mobile future kicking and screaming. And kicking arse.”
— Christian Heilmann
Technical Details | The Mobile Book
- 336 pages, 16.5 × 24.0 cm (6.5 × 9.5 inches).
- ISBN: 978-3-943075-46-5.
- For both newcomers and experienced Web designers and developers.
- Quality hardcover with stitched binding and a ribbon page marker.
- Shipped from from Berlin, Germany, only via air mail.
- Free worldwide shipping (check worldwide delivery times).
- Includes eBook versions (PDF, EPUB, Kindle).
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