I spoke on February 19, 2014 to the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) San Antonio. We had a lovely interactive discussion about Mobile First Web Design. I provided information about Responsive Web Design (RWD), when it's a good idea to have a separate dedicated mobile website, or a mobile app.
The AITP members in attendance added their own insights and experience to the discussion, from both the IT professional standpoint and as users of mobile technology and experience.
Thanks, AITP, for making me so welcome, and for the meaty, productive discussion. I appreciate your invitation!
Mobile First Web Design Resources
While discussing mobile-friendly, responsive sites, we also discussed the Parallax web design technique - using animation, HTML5 + CSS layering to create a rich, single, scrolling page. Here's the website where we found several interesting parallax web site design examples. - but don't forget that parallax isn't right for every site - it can be slow to load, distracting, and less than ideal for content optimization and SEO.
Here's the slideshare we looked at, especially for mobile statistics and trends. Thanks to Luke Wroblewski for his work on this topic.