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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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