Exploring Mobile-First Web Development
IN THIS CHAPTER
Learning about mobile-first web development
Understanding the main principles of coding a mobile-first site
Getting started with jQuery Mobile
Delivering images responsively to mobile users
Storing user data in the web browser instead of on the server
Don’t be afraid to start small. Some of the biggest successes in mobile today came from small experiments and teams of passionate web designers and developers. You don’t need to know everything about mobile — just take what you do know and go.
— LUKE WROBLEWSKI
If you’ve been hanging around the web for a while, you probably remember the days when you’d surf to a site using a small screen such as a smartphone or similar portable device, and instead of seeing the regular version of the site, you’d see the “mobile” version. In rare cases, this alternate version would be optimized for mobile viewing and navigation, but more likely it was just a poor facsimile of the regular ...