Posts with tag: 'RESS'

Adaptive Design vs. Responsive Web Design: RWD Pundits Come Full Circle






Luca Passani, CTO @ScientiaMobile, January 2017 I had not blogged for some time, but listening to a conversation that involved Ethan Marcotte and Karen McGrane the other day inspired me to hit the company web log with a new post. The reason for this is because I heard something that I consider big. Very big. Ethan and Karen are two venerable authorities when it comes to the topic of Responsive Web Design (RWD). Plus, they have real experience with web projects, including mobile web, for large enterprises. This is why, when they speak, taking notice is often a good idea. […]

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Introducing WIT: the WURFL Image Tailor






Introducing WIT: the WURFL Image Tailor by Luca Passani, CTO @ScientiaMobile “If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.” – Albert Einstein “You cannot fashion a wit out of two half-wits.” – Neil Kinnock Resizing images is not a new concept by any stretch of the imagination. Those who, like me, have been involved with the mobile web since the WAP era, are very familiar with the problem of not sending 200kb pictures to phones that could only handle 10kb XHTML-MP pages. This post on the WMLProgramming mailing list is a good example of the […]

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When WURFL marries Client-Side: Introducing WURFL.js






“Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?” – Groucho Marx by Jon Arne Saeteraas, VP of Innovation, and Luca Passani, CTO, Scientiamobile One month ago, we announced WURFL.js (pron: WURFL DOT J-S), but we had not mentioned it on our blog yet. The “trial period” is over and it is time to promote the new beautiful creature a bit more prominently. There’s a lot to be gained for developers here. Let us back up a little bit. There was a time when mobile web development done right implied the usage of server-side detection in […]

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Report from PHP Conference 2013 in Munich Germany: RWD Keynote and HipHop for PHP






The thing about Hip-Hop today is it’s smart, it’s insightful. The way they can communicate a complex message in a very short space is remarkable. – Barack Obama “Morality, it could be argued, represents the way that people would like the world to work, whereas economics represents how it actually does work.”  – Steven D. Levitt, Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything The ScientiaMobile technical team has been on tour. Steve and I just came back from Munich, Germany, where we were invited speakers at the International PHP Conference 2013.  

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WURFL and Responsive Web Design (RWD)

RESS Responsive Web Design with Server Side Detection






Pretend for a moment that you’re working as a front-end developer. (If you’re already a front-end developer, well, pretend you’re also wearing a pirate hat.) – Ethan Marcotte, Responsive Web Design, page 17       If you have never heard of Responsive Web Design, I respectfully wonder how in the world you landed on this blog. In a nutshell, RWD has changed (and arguably, has changed single-handedly) how people create regular and mobile websites. Up to two or three years ago, building a website that worked on mobile devices necessarily involved serving a mobile-specific experience to those devices. More […]

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