Presentation: Mobile Web on Drupal!

Written by Lyza Gardner on

Hi, everybody! Last night I gave a presentation to the Portland, Ore., Drupal Users Group (PDXDUG) about the vast topic of the mobile Web on Drupal. There’s a whole lot crammed into this 94-slide deck (and I delivered it in 45 minutes—whew!), and some of it will be old hat to mobile Web folks.

General contents:

  • Overview of current leading Mobile Web development philosophies
  • The chaotic reality
  • A couple of core tenets I try to stick to
  • Drupal for mobile: the good and the bad
  • Some early 3rd-party Drupal mobile modules
  • Code: Framing out our own hypothetical mobile Web module to detect devices, theme-switch, etc.
  • Where to from here/further reading
Lyza Gardner

Lyza Gardner is a writer for O’Reilly, A List Apart, Smashing Magazine, NET Magazine and co-founder of Cloud Four. Lyza advocates for elegant standards, education and compassion in pursuit of the best possible future Web.

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Thanks for the presentation Lyza Great Job! i can not believe these meetings are free. Have You used Sencha Touch? if so any thoughts good or bad. And You said the main platforms are safari and webkit what is the windows phone using i can not imagine them using either of those.

Thanks again for the presentation.

i know Your busy but thought I would throw this out there. 3 reasons why not to redirect mobile phones to there own page. i really have no idea why sites like google and others use mobile phone redirect over .mobi other then they want to show off there coding skills? One what if a mobile phone wants to see the desk top page they can not because You always get redirected and sure You can do a bunch more coding to work around this. Two You get more search engine accepted SEO with a .com and a .mobi without being labeled a “shadow domain”. And three search engines are working franticly to change there algorithm to find mobile phone pages for mobile phones.


Oops Four, all phones are standardizing to HTML5 and JS.

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