Optimizing Web Content for Mobile/Responsive Design

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Optimizing web content for
mobile/responsive design
Eric Craypo
Recreational Sports
Matt Matsuoka
University Relations
Patrick McMahon
Graduate Division
Introduction
• Mobile internet use will continue to
surge
• More than half of Facebook users
are using mobile
• Mobile use is increasing at
Berkeley
Mobile use at Berkeley
• 577% increase mobile visits to newscenter.berkeley.edu compared to
two years ago
• This year:
• 13% of visitors to Grad Division grad.berkeley.edu
• 16% of visitors to the alumni network, cal.berkeley.edu
• 20% of visitors to Rec Sports, recsports.berkeley.edu
How can we better serve our
increasingly mobile users?
• Design: Build responsiveness into your websites and
applications
• Content: Think about content from a mobile first perspective
Design: Build responsiveness into your
websites and applications
Content: Think about content from a
mobile first perspective
• A responsive website does not make responsive content
• Curate your content down to its essential points
• Consider the needs of the mobile user first
Now what do you do?
Deciding what to do and when to do it.
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What can you do right now?
Test your website: http://responsinator.com
Use Google Analytics
CSS/HTML skills are needed to make a site responsive
Change what is not mobile friendly: Flash, hover states
Decide if you really need all those API bells and whistles
Read-up mobile content strategy, mobile first
What should you plan for the future?
• Make changes during a site redesign
• Leverage responsive themes for Drupal or Wordpress
• Use a responsive framework such as Foundation CSS or
Bootstrap
• Consider Sec. 508 accessibility
• Consider waiting for a responsive Berkeley template based on
the new brand
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What about native apps?
What about HTML newsletters?
Questions?
Campus resources:
http://ux.berkeley.edu
http://webaccess.berkeley.edu
Resources:
http://foundation.zurb.com
http://twitter.github.io/bootstrap/
http://screenqueri.es
http://www.responsinator.com

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