Sitepoint unveils new how-to guide


Microsoft estimates that by 2014 mobile web usage will
overtake the desktop – a sobering thought and one that web developers need to
acknowledge and embrace if they are to take their businesses into the future.


Sitepoint’s new how-to guide”Build Mobile Websites and
Apps For Smart Devices’ has been created to show them how.


Mobile websites
have been described as the most exciting development in computing since the
Internet began. With the release of the how-to guide ‘Build Mobile Websites and
Apps For Smart Devices’, specialist publisher, Sitepoint, has
satisfied the need for developers to learn how to create mobile websites and
mobile apps.


The fact that the market for mobile websites is growing
is irrefutable. Hundreds of millions of people around the world now access the
internet via smart devices, a trend that is confirmed in recent research
results published by mobithinking.


A conservative estimate shows China to have 277 million
mobile web users.


In the three months to October 2010, 60.7 million people
in the US alone owned smart devices, a figure that is forecasted to hit over
120 million by end-2011.


A growing number of mobile webusers are mobile-only:
Egypt 70 percent, India 59 percent even in the US the figure is 25 percent they
don’t even own a desktop or laptop!


In launching ‘Build Mobile Websites and Apps For Smart
Devices’ Mark Harbottle, SitePoint’s co-founder said that learning to design
for the future was a constant challenge for web developers and designers.


Designing effective mobile interfaces and knowing how to
get the most out of every device is imperative if designers are to profit from
the trend to mobile internet use.” said Harbottle.


The mobile apps development business alone is in huge
demand as Blackberry and Android try to keep pace with the burgeoning iOS app
market – iPhone and iPad app development is, of course, already big business.
Five billion apps were downloaded in 2010 – a massive leap from the 300 million
in 2009,” Harbottle added.


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