Luca Passani Interview and Mobile Usability

Just a quick post to point out a couple things I saw on the web tonight that I think make great reading for mobile web designers and developers. MobilOpen has an interesting interview with WURFL co-author Luca Passani. WURFL (Wireless Universal Resource File) is the OpenSoure mobile device database that has become the standard for identifying and profiling mobile browsers. Luca talks about how he was inspired to create WURFL, the future of off-deck mobile content and especially the crisis … Continue reading

My Space Mobile is Live!

Check it out at It’s amazing how how the internet giants are rushing to the off-portal mobile web. It took AdMob to show that there’s real money in mobile advertising. Next Microsoft, Nokia, Google and DoubleClick jump into the business of delivering mobile ads. That seemed to trigger News Corp, which had limited MySpace’s mobile presence to exclusive carrier deals, to open it up to everyone. MySpace may be late to adopt the mobile religion but there’s very little … Continue reading

Mobile Usability Tips #1 – Registration and Login

This is the first in a series of tips on enhancing the usability of mobile websites. I’m beginning with user registration and login. But first a quiz, can you spot three mobile usability problems with the Facebook login screen in the image? The answers are at the bottom of this post. Most web services require new users to register. This practice has been carried over to the mobile web. Unfortunately registering typically requires quite a bit of typing – something … Continue reading