Getting back to the theatre...
Right up until the day of the presentation I had this nagging feeling in the back of my mind that I was missing something terribly important. Even running an early draft past the very patient Antony Ribot did little to ease my mind as to whether or not what I was proposing was actually a good idea.
This anxiety was made all-the-worse during Bruce Lawson's Over The Air session on HTML5 (before mine) where the subject of media queries came up and various opinions started flying. Being someone who typically does everything he can to avoid any attention I was genuinely nervous (nay, terrified) about presenting "Rethinking the Mobile Web". After all, who was I to tell people how they should be building websites?
Of course I did give that presentation to about two-dozen friendly faces in London that day, and as requested by a few people made the slides available via SlideShare. Since then "Rethinking the Mobile Web" has been seen by well over
140,000 200 000 people worldwide and sparked some much needed conversations about the state of the mobile web. Here are just a few of them:
- The Right Tool for the Job by @miker
- State of Mobile Web Development by @ppk
- Rethinking the Mobile Web on @uxmag
- Rethinking the Mobile Web on @webmonkey
View Rethinking the Mobile Web on SlideShare
Rethinking the Mobile Web" was simply an idea born from playing connect the dots, that I thought was worth sharing. It was intended to be an informal presentation to a group of peers in London. I never, ever expected the outstanding reaction it has generally received across the world – from San Francisco to Surabaya, Chengdu to Bangalore, Nairobi to Espoo and London to Kansas. It's been so very humbling to see thousands of people tweet "Rethinking the Mobile Web".
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Bryan is a designer, writer and reluctant developer with a background in theatre design and classical animation. Bryan has worked across various media including print, broadcast, web and mobile. A passionate storyteller and incessant tinkerer, Bryan can most often be found drinking excessively strong coffee while dreaming up ways to bridge the gap between design, content and technology.