For years, most Web teams have designed for the desktop. Mobile, if it even happened, was a port off the desktop version, designed and built before anyone even considered the mobile experience. This made perfect sense for a while. Browsing the Web on mobile phones was painful; carriers controlled access to the Web on their devices; and mobile network speeds made everything often grind to a halt.
But things have changed so dramatically over the past few years that starting with the desktop may be an increasingly backwards way of thinking about a Web product. Designing for mobile first can not only open up new opportunities for growth, it can lead to a better overall user experience for a Web site or application.
In this presentation, Luke Wroblewski will dig into the three key reasons to consider mobile first: mobile is seeing explosive growth; mobile forces you to focus; and mobile extends your capabilities.
Pizza, beer and other refreshments will be served. We'll begin with a quick series of informal "Lightning Talks" -- guests can present active projects or interests they're working on. If you'd like to present, there's a spot to propose your topic when you RSVP. There will also be time to ask Luke and Ning's Engineering and Ops teams any burning questions you have! We look forward to seeing you at Ning HQ in downtown Palo Alto!