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Mobile First

Mobile First
foreword by Jeffrey Zeldman Our industry’s long wait for the complete, strategic guide to mobile web design is finally over. Former Yahoo! design architect and co-creator of Bagcheck Luke Wroblewski knows more about mobile experience than the rest of us, and packs all he knows into this entertaining, to-the-point guidebook. Its data-driven strategies and battle tested techniques will make you a master of mobile—and improve your non-mobile design, too! Contents Part 1: Why Mobile First? GrowthConstraintsCapabilities Part 2: How to go Mobile Organization (Read this chapter online)ActionsInputsLayout

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