5 Best Presentations from the Breaking Development Conference

    Paul Bridgestock

    The Dallas 2011 Schedule for Breaking Development is a thing of real beauty, and the <br/> team are being awesome in sharing with the world the videos of the presentations after the event. Herein we bring you the Fab 5 to add to the Ace 8 we pointed to earlier.

    At this stage, you can finish watching the Dallas event over the weekend, right here and right now, you can look forward to watching the Nashville event in the near future, but best of all you can start planning your Orlando trip for April 2012. Just go!

    A quick aside: following the Nashville conference, some of the finest minds in mobile took it upon themselves to go on holiday together and they called it MobileWood. The first result of their labour of love is called Future Friendly. Find me at WDS11 for the chance of a new Space Helmet avatar.

    Stephen Hay: Real World Responsive Design

    Stephen Hay climbs out from under the avalanche of discussion, and points to the design questions that need to be answered before creating truly responsive designs and examines the tools that are currently available to develop them.

    Brian Alvey: A Perfect Storm: When Mobile Met The Cloud

    Brian Alvey and team are behind the tablet only news publication “The Daily” and in this presentation he shares behind-the-scenes stories about publishing for mobile apps in the cloud and shows how you can capitalize on convergence.

    Ben Combee: The Enyo Framework: Designing for Mobile Apps and Speed

    Ben Combee and the framework group in the HP group at Palm built Enyo, reinventing webOS for the next generation of mobile devices. This talk looks at the design decisions made and the lessons learned from running a entire mobile platform on JavaScript.

    David Kaneda: Building Rich User Experiences with Sencha Touch

    David Kaneda is the Creative Director at Sencha. In addition to a robust set of UI components, Sencha Touch offers an object-oriented MVC architecture, data stores/models, and a flexible theming system. Develop amazing mobile apps using only JavaScript, HTML, and CSS3.

    Nate Koechley: Taxonomy of Touch

    Nate Koechley presents a discussion of the elements of touch primitives, gestures and semantics, laying a foundation for the broader language of touch interactions that drive the emerging class of portable devices.


    And that’s a wrap. I’ll revise my earlier statement that if there were a list of, not 8 but 13, mobile web development professionals you should should follow on Twitter, then this Fab 5 plus that Ace 8 are those. And don’t forget to get Future Friendly.

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