The rhythm of the weekend, with its birth, its planned gaiety, and its announced end, followed the rhythm of life and was a substitute for it.
~F. Scott Fitzgerald
Ah it’s that time again, time for us to sit and gaze at the week behind us. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of our favorite stories, highlights, and developments that took place this week in the mobile world.
- One of our favorite bloggers/tech gurus, JP Rangaswami (AKA Confused of Calcutta) wrote a great piece this week about digital acceptance and looking forward at the future of the web.
- The new debate in mobile is whether to design a mobile site separately, or to design a responsive site using mobile as a guide. As Laurie Sullivan points out, building a responsive site may hurt your SEO status.
- We wrote about the growing boom of mobile web users in Africa, and this week more and more news broke about the rise of mobile in African nations.
- Brad Frost interviewed a Blackberry user about his use of mobile web. While his answers tended towards comical, the interview does shed some light on the fact that when designing for mobile most designers neglect non-iPhone or Android users.
- Our friend and SEO expert David Amerland wrote a nice piece he called The Webmaster’s Guide to The Mobile Web. A certain mobile web building company gets a nice little mention (yes we’re shameless self promoters!) so check it out.
- Taylor Wilson built a nuclear fusion reactor in his garage when he was 14 years old. Okay so this may have nothing to do with the mobile web but when I was 14 I split my time pretty consistently between playing video games and visiting various Taco Bells so one day when we’re all piloting our hover crafts to the nearest teleportation booth, I hope you’ll join me in taking our hats off to Taylor.
Okay guys that’s all for us this week. Have a great weekend, surf the mobile web, build something awesome in your garage, and as always, follow us on Twitter @fiddlefly and check us out on Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest (yup, we’re pinners now too!)