September 2011 Course Details

Why Should You Attend This Course?

Everyday experience and a wealth of research shows that more and more people are accessing the Web via mobile, whether through a browser or any number of 'apps'. Each new set of results shows differences but the trend is all in the same upwards direction, pushed along by the evolution of ever smarter, more powerful devices, and by mobile networks offering more and more generous flat-rate data packages. Can any Web site do its job if it doesn't render well on a mobile device?

Web developers face a number of challenges:

This course will tell you.

Developed and taught by the Mobile Web Initiative team, the course builds on the output of the various expert groups operating within W3C: the standards, the tools and the experience — all designed to help you make great content available to as wide an audience as possible.

The course is for you if:

Participants who complete the course will receive a W3C Certificate of Completion.

An Introduction to W3C Mobile Web and Applications Best Practices is based entirely on W3C standards, particularly the Mobile Web Best Practices and Mobile Web Application Best Practices. A full description of the course is available.

During the course you will:

Participants will have access to lectures and assignments guided by W3C experts on this topic who are the instructors for this course. You will also be able to discuss and share experiences with your peers who are faced with the challenges of mobile Web design.

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What Other People Say About the Course

Here are some of the comments made by participants in an earlier version of this course.

"Its a great way to learn about a very important subject area of the web."

"The credibility of a course created by W3C is important, and the fact that it is up with the latest technology (unlike many university curricula)."

"It's a must for anyone developing for mobile."

"The material, format and syllabus is excellent and that's why I'd recommend it."

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Introduction to W3C Mobile Web and Application Best Practices