A year and a half ago, I worked with Bridget Randolph to put together a guide to building a mobile site. It takes you through the process of creating a mobile-friendly site, from design to development to analytics. Needless to say, we did a lot of research into mobile site creation. We spent so much time on it, it’s stayed fresh in my mind through, well, a year and a half.
As 2015 is kicking off, I thought it’d be good to go through our trusty guide and see what needed updating. I was comforted to see that the core is really still the same: webmasters still choose between responsive, dynamic, and separate mobile sites; the code is still the same, and devices are approximately the same size.
The changes were more nuances. Mobile web development was an industry in its childhood in 2013, and now we’ve solidly passed puberty. We’ve got some standards figured out, and there’s a lot more accessible support than there used to be.