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  • Responsive Design - Posted by mclancy - 04 Apr 2014
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    RWD: Responsible Web Design and how websites cope with compromised connectivity

  • Like most people, I use the internet a lot in the evenings when I have some downtime. Although I live in the centre of European capital city (Dublin) which ought to be fairly weIl served with cell tower coverage, I also happen to live in an old house with 12 inch thick poured concrete walls. Getting good a connection for voice calls has never been guaranteed, so I wanted to check how well some major brand’s web presences would fare under my particular set of circumstances on a mobile network connection.
  • Messaging - Posted by Staff - 17 Apr 2013
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    The most common mistakes in smartphone sites according to Google

  • Google are paying ever more attention to the mobile market and so, developers pay attention when the Big G is making recommendations. Google recently published a document on the main mistakes people make when working on mobile websites for smartphones. If you look through the list you can definitely recognize a cornerstone of Google's approach: focus on the end user. Or put another way, "adopt the approach you want but be aware of your audience".
  • Publishing - Posted by ronan - 01 Nov 2012
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    Introducing Prism, a tool for testing device adaptation

  • Due to the multifarious nature of the mobile web, developers tend to spend a lot of time testing their work. If your site is designed to adapt to multiple different devices this effort is multiplied because you need to ensure that your detection is working correctly across multiple devices and that your response is appropriate in each case.
  • Content Adaptation - Posted by mclancy - 23 Feb 2012
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    Future of the Mobile Web Whitepaper

  • We're very happy to publish this paper arising from the The Future of the Mobile Web event held at the Dublin Convention Centre in January 2012. We covered a lot of ground and the paper is a serious attempt to capture all the topics covered from HTML5 to responsive design to device detection and many others. We found it to be a very worthwhile process to listen, validate our ideas and learn from others in the process of writing it. We hope it is useful to a wider readership also.
  • Frameworks - Posted by ruadhan - 23 Jun 2010
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    Meet goMobi - A New Content Mobilization Platform

  • Here in dotMobi we've just launched our latest product. The culmination of months and months of hard work by the dotMobi team has resulted in the release of our spanking new content mobilization platform: goMobi. You can find all the official blurb over at http://gomobi.info along with some videos of our CEO and CTO talking about the product. What I aim to do here is to give an overview, from a developer's viewpoint, so that you can find out what there is in goMobi to appeal to the developer in you. A quick introduction
  • Content Adaptation - Posted by mokil - 12 Aug 2009
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    Testing Mobile Web Sites Using Firefox

  • Before you ever begin testing your mobile site to determine how it looks on handsets, you should make sure the functionality of the site is working as you expect. This is not always straightforward, as you want to approximate the mobile environment as closely as possible. Fortunately, Mozilla Firefox supports some great extensions that can make testing your mobile sites a piece of cake. This article explains how to set Firefox up to act as a first pass test environment for your site.
  • Usability - Posted by James Pearce - 30 Apr 2009
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    The dotMobi WordPress Mobile Pack

  • The dotMobi WordPress Mobile Pack is a complete toolkit from dotMobi to help mobilize your WordPress site and blog. It includes a mobile switcher to select themes based on the type of user that is visiting the site, a selection of mobile themes, extra widgets, device adaptation and a mobile administration panel to allow users to edit the site or write new posts when out and about.
  • Publishing - Posted by James Pearce - 26 Jun 2008
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    The Mobile Web is alive and well in Startup Land

  • dotMobi was at CrunchLudd last night and we got to talk to plenty of cool web startups from Dublin. I'm imagining there might have a similar event 12 years ago for print, media, graphic design and CD-ROM startups. And a ranting sponsor (who perhaps looked a bit like me) from the fledgling Internet industry kept telling them that the web would soon change their world.
  • Publishing - Posted by James Pearce - 16 Jun 2008
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    Calling all mobile marketing professionals!

  • I'm proud to announce that we have a new sibling! We're really pleased with how mobiForge has grown over the last year to become an independent authority for technical mobile professionals. And now we're launching mobiThinking: dotMobi's new resource site and blog designed for anyone interested in mobile marketing, branding, and advertising.
  • Publishing - Posted by juanin - 07 May 2008
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    Content Delivery for Mobile Devices

  • In the past, delivering content to mobile devices has been a very tricky subject. Developers who came into the mobile world were usually confronted with a new and unknown paradigm, where very little information could be found on how to determine devices' capabilities and to deliver content to them.
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