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Head First Mobile Web by Lyza Danger Gardner, Jason Grigsby

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Chapter 3. A Separate Mobile Website: Facing less-than-awesome circumstances

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The vision of a single, responsive Web is a beautiful one... in which every site has one layout to rule them all, made lovingly with a mobile-first approach. Mmm...tasty. But what happens when a stinky dose of reality sets in? Like legacy systems, older devices, or customer budget constraints? What if, sometimes, instead of mixing desktop and mobile support into one lovely soup, you need to keep ’em separated? In this chapter, we look at the nitty-gritty bits of detecting mobile users, supporting those crufty older phones, and building a separate mobile site.

Creature Comforts has agents in the field

Creature Comforts International is a worldwide, nonprofit agency that helps treat sick or injured livestock in areas hit by natural disasters and provides support to affected farmers and ranchers. Until recently, the organization relied on voice communications or the occasional ruggedized laptop for their agents to coordinate personnel and supplies.

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How can agents get and share the info they need?

Creature Comforts is not a new organization; its roots go back over two decades. It already has a lot of internal infrastructure, including a significant “traditional” web presence built on a proprietary content management ...

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