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This presentation was given at BDConf 2011: Nashville.
Websites and apps that are usable regardless of how they're accessed has long been an expectation of web users, and would offer enormous benefits to businesses and users alike. Yet as web developers, our desire to push our medium and to design for the latest browsers and technologies can at times seem at odds with this goal. Fortunately, if we approach our projects with both of these goals -- taking advantage of the most advanced technologies, and delivering an experience that works for everyone -- as a priority from the beginning, we may not need to compromise!
In this talk, Scott will detail some of the patterns, tools and techniques that enable projects such as the forthcoming BostonGlobe.com and jQuery Mobile to truly work in any browser or device -- albeit in different ways that cater to each browser's capabilities and device's physical constraints. Audience members will learn some workflows for building rich web experiences that are "mobile-first" from a technical standpoint, and perhaps more importantly, understand how to leave no experience feeling like it was "second."