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Lyza Danger Gardner (@lyzadanger) is a dev. She has built, broken and hacked web things since 1996. Curiously, Lyza was actually born and raised in Portland, Ore., the town where everyone wants to be but no one seems to be from.
Lyza started college early and cobbled together a motley education: a BA in Arts and Letters from Portland State University, followed by a master’s program in computer science at the University of Birmingham (UK).
Lyza has written a lot of web applications (server-side devs, represent!), defeated wily content management systems, optimized mobile web sites, pounded on various APIs, and worried a lot about databases. Fascinated by the way mobile technology has changed things, she now spends a lot of time thinking about the future of the web, mobile and otherwise.
Since co-founding Cloud Four, a Portland-based mobile web agency, in 2007, Lyza has voyaged further into the deep, untrammeled reaches of Device Land, exploring the foibles and chaos of mobile browsers and the mobile web. She has an odd set of anachronistic hobbies and it has been said she takes a fair number of photographs. She owns a four-letter .com domain. We’ll bet you can guess what it is and go visit her there.
After spending over a decade as a desktop web developer, Jason joined forces with the three smartest people he knew and started Cloud Four. Since co-founding Cloud Four, he has had the good fortune to work on many fantastic projects including the Obama ‘08 iPhone App.
He is founder and President of Mobile Portland, a non?profit dedicated to promotion and education of the mobile community in Portland, Oregon. Jason is a sought?after speaker and consultant on mobile technology.
You can find him blogging at http://cloudfour.com, his personal site http://userfirstweb.com and on Twitter as @grigs.Jason’s expertise includes information architecture, usability, and emerging technology like social media. He has been a featured speaker at various organizations on topics ranging from web analytics to web site performance.
Very easy to read and do some coding your self by following the instructions.
Get your hands metaphorically dirty and work through the examples and you will get vastly more out of the book than if you just sit down and read it.
I was really impressed with the coverage and focus of Head First Mobile Web by Lyza Danger Gardner & Jason Grigsby.
- Love the illustrations
- The simplicity is astounding. Almost anyone can understand.
- Would definitely recommend this for a rookie
I love the way the writer wrote this book, you feel like you are sitting in a class room with a non-boring instructor and material. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Malik
I am finding this book useful, but on my Kindle some of the diagrams which contain important information and bits of code are almost unreadable, as they are too small, and the text... Read morePublished 13 months ago by naomi
I thought this was a good book when I first read it but when I started doing mobile web development about 6 months later, I found it to be largely obsolete. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Software Dweeb
This is a good book to get your feet wet when diving into mobile development. It provides good examples on how to get started and gives a number of code snippets in each chapter. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Alarinn
I've been doing web design and development for almost 15 years and just haven't had a chance to dive into jQuery mobile and mobile web stuff. Read morePublished 19 months ago by autismfather
This book was written like a comic book it went from one thing to another fast like a child pinging off the walls from a sugar rush.Published 21 months ago by Jeannie Smith
I've built many a website, and I wanted to learn the nuances and practical application of developing sites for mobile devices. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very well written book on creating mobile websites. This is the best book I have found on the topic to date! I highly recommend it.Published on July 28, 2012 by Brian Winn