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In your @mobile-face
And we're back after State of the Browser 2 (thank you for coming if you were there!) with a night packed with tips every Developer should know about Mobile and about @font-face with Jake Archibald and Paulo Fierro.
Things Every Mobile Developer Should Know, Paulo Fierro
So you want to develop for mobile. Maybe you want to chase those long foretold millions that await you in the App Store, maybe you want to avoid the self-defenestration that will occur if you are asked to make another banner or WordPress template. Maybe you are just looking for a new challenge. Whatever the reason this session will cover what you need to know when transitioning to developing for mobile devices so you can hit the ground running with few to no broken bones. We will cover multi-touch, gestures, design conventions, prototyping, tips on making your app likeable and/or lickable and much more. We will also go over how to avoid common pitfalls and get going with your own project with a light sprinkling of case studies.
In your @font-face, Jake Archibald
We finally have the ability to serve custom fonts to all popular browsers. However, as with everything browser-based, to succeed with web fonts we must navigate a minefield of gotchas and peculiarities between browsers, devices, and operating systems. Although fonts are a design asset, this talk will be deeply technical. We'll look at what goes into a font file and how you can optimize font files for rendering and download performance, investigate common performance pitfalls made by most font delivery networks, and explore legal problems connected with font usage.
Jake Archibald is a developer at Lanyrd (http://lanyrd.com specialising in client-side stuff, although dabbles in a bit of Django. He built their mobile web app (http://lanyrd.com/mobile/) which went for ambitious device support rather than "Webkit only thank-you-please". He's keen on web performance, developing Sprite Cow (http://www.spritecow.com) to help ease the pain of sprite sheets, and started a blog (http://jaffathecake.posterous.com) way after blogs stopped being cool. Outside of the web, he likes the taste of beer, watches Formula One, and likes taking photos of things (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaffathecake/). He has ambitions to be a fashion designer (http://www.flickr.com/photos/szene/6227429168/).
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