New W3C course: Introduction to Mobile Web and Application Best Practices

28 04 2011

2nd early bird rate at only 145€! Please register here

W3C is pleased to announce its latest online training course: Introduction to Mobile Web and Application Best Practices.  The course will start on 6 June 2011.

This represents a substantial revision of the popular course that ran several times between 2008 and 2010 and includes a lot of new material concerning Web applications. Delivered online over 8 weeks, the course will help Web designers and content producers who are already familiar with the desktop world to become familiar with the Web as delivered on mobile devices. It is based entirely on W3C standards, particularly the Mobile Web Best Practices and Mobile Web Application Best Practices.

Participants will:

  • learn about and use the recommended versions of HTML and CSS to use for mobile today;
  • understand the constraints of working on mobile and how to overcome them to deliver the best possible experience to the widest range of users;
  • practice client side and server side content adaptation techniques;
  • learn about and use the exciting new APIs available on modern mobile platforms.

The course will be taught by Phil Archer who was a member of the Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group from the outset. Phil is an acknowledged contributor to many W3C Recommendations related to mobile and gained praise from participants in the earlier course for his enthusiasm and subject knowledge.

The full price for the Introduction to Mobile Web and Application Best Practices is €195 but there are two early bird periods:

  • From now until Friday 6th of May you can enrol for just €95
  • The second early bird period runs until Friday 20 May at €145.

Please find full details of the course and register now!

Book on Mobile Web Design and Development

5 01 2011

Two of the MobiWebApp project participants, François Daoust and Dominique Hazaël-Massieux have written a book in French, titled Relever le défi du Web mobile (taking up the mobile Web challenge) on mobile Web design and development that has just been released today.

The book distillates many of the best practices available in the Mobile Web Best Practices and Mobile Web Application Best Practices, the W3C standards on mobile Web development, with plenty of practical advices and examples

Find out more on the book on its accompanying Web site.

Let us take this as an opportunity to give our best wishes to our readers!

Tim Berners-Lee at Over the Air 2010: what open data means for mobile developers

8 09 2010

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, W3C director and inventor of the Web, will be delivering a keynote talk on Saturday 11 September at the Over the Air mobile developper event.

Tim has been a vociferous proponent of open data, especially in government, and will be talking about what open data means for mobile developers. Tim will also mention the importance of Web apps and not phone apps, arguing that if it doesn’t have a URL, then it isn’t on the Web and doesn’t get serendipitous reuse.

Over the Air 2010 is the third edition of a free developer event where developers, designers, enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and academics can come together to celebrate, discuss, learn, and geek out for 24 hours.

Project kickoff this month!

3 09 2010

Welcome to the MobiWebApp Web site! The Mobile Web Appications EU project has just started on 1st September 2010.

We will post regular news about the work, our participation in related events, new communication material, training courses and more.

Most of the MobiWebApp staff will be present at the ICT 2010 event in Brussels, end of this month. Do not hesitate to contact us in advance and on site for possible further collaboration and coordination work.