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Mobile User Experience at Open Source CMS Breakfast

Mark Westwater of User Vision joins us to discuss the mobile user experience of websites. User Vision is a leading user experience consultancy dedicated to improving websites, software and products.  Their consulting and training services help their clients gain the competitive advantage of improved ease of use.

Every year since 2008 has been labelled ‘the year of the mobile’. In fact we are now beyond this point with 2012 being yet another turbulent year on the mobile platform. Last year 25% of time spent on the web was done via a mobile device. Going forward this is only set to increase.

It is a constantly evolving market. The reduced impact of some handset providers, the upsurge of the Android platform and the proliferation of apps has provided choice for both the provider and the consumer. As a user this is great but as a service provider on the mobile platform what is the best means of communicating with your users?

Mobile user experience, with all the constraints the mobile platform presents, is crucial. Ensuring the correct decisions are made regarding the mobile platform will help to ensure your mobile strategy is the most effective one. Mark will discuss the evolution of mobile user experience up to the present day trend of responsive websites and beyond.

Join other users and developers of Open Source Content Management Systems for our new-look breakfasts on the first Friday of every month to:

  • Meet users and developers of the most popular Open Source CMS (including Joomla! and WordPress) in an informal and friendly setting
  • Connect and expand your network
  • Get help and support from other Joomla! and WordPress developers in Scotland
  • Share tips and tricks on the main CMS platforms and related web technologies.

Monthly meetups run from 8.30am to 10am in the Blythswood Room at the Bruntsfield Hotel) on the first Friday of every month (check our calendar for details).

£5 per person will be charged for buffet breakfast, which bacon rolls, yoghurt pots, fresh fruit, pastries, tea, coffee and juice.

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  • Norman C.

    Disappointed not to have made it today. Severe delays on trains from Fife. Gave up after half an hour and went home to make my own breakfast.

    May 3, 2013

    • Marcus J W.

      We missed you, Norman. See you in June!

      May 3, 2013

    • Phil H.

      Hope the breakfast was good Norman!

      May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What was the site that Mark mentioned as being a particularly good/simple example of RWD--student loans, was it?

    May 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yeh, it was the Student Loans Company :)

      May 3, 2013

  • Emma S.

    looking forward to it

    May 2, 2013

  • Marcus J W.

    Great to see so many people coming along to what promises to be a fascinating session this Friday. What are your top considerations when designing/developing for mobile? Should we be stripping back content for the mobile experience, or should mobile users be able to access everything from the desktop site? Let us have your thoughts!

    May 1, 2013

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