Of all the technological advances in recent years, few have had the reach and effect that the mobile smartphone and tablet revolution has had. Industry trends indicate that desktop computer sales are on the decline, while mobile device adoption is growing at breakneck speed. For many, the web is accessed more frequently on small screen devices than on desktop machines. We need to ensure that we keep up with this change, adapting our websites and applications to the needs of our users, many of whom will soon be familiar with a World Wide Web that they access through their fingers.
In this chapter, we will ...