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What’s Your Web?

What’s Your Web?

The web’s built on an open protocol, and was always meant to be an inclusive network. As web designers we’re not willing to compromise the experience on the desktop but that often doesn’t hold true for mobiles. In turn this affects millions whose window to the web are these devices in their pockets — almost treating them as second class citizens. This talk points out that our bias will soon turn into a massive problem as the next billion people get on the web.

Souvik Das Gupta

April 16, 2015

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  13. -13% page views on desktops and laptops Source: Digital, Social

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  15. @nixxin 2012 when will conferences go beyond pitches and stating

    the obvious? ffs,"mobile web usage in increasing" is not insightful,even if you have data “
  16. Mobile web usage is on the rise

  17. Mobile is a hard problem

  18. Mobile is an odd problem

  19. Dad's Radio by Alan Levine

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  26. 42% Global Average

  27. 19% India

  28. Web pages served to mobile

  29. 25% USA

  30. 33% Global Average

  31. 72% India

  32. Wealth distribution in India

  33. Poorest 10% Richest 10% In India, the richest 10% own

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  53. mobiForge Global Mobile Statistics 2014 In many developing nations, the

    majority of mobile web users are mobile-only, highest include Egypt at 70 percent and India at 59 percent. “
  54. mobiForge Global Mobile Statistics 2014 Many mobile-only web users do

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  55. #doorslam

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  58. W3C Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0 …while services may be

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