WordPress Mobile Web Development: Beginner's Guide

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Learn
  • Identify which approach to mobile development will work best for your site, by understanding the needs of the site and its visitors
  • Find out which plugins and pre-built responsive themes are best for quickly making a WordPress site work on mobiles, and customize them for your site
  • Install responsive themes and customise them to fit with your existing design or brand
  • Make your existing WordPress theme or site responsive, adjusting the layout and interface to look great on mobiles, including phones and tablets
  • Take responsive design further, with responsive text and navigation, for better ergonomics and user experience
  • Learn how to make images and other media responsive and reduce their file size on mobile devices using inbuilt WordPress functionality
  • Create an app-like site, with a design and interface resembling a native app
  • Access the functionality of the user’s phone from the browser to create a WordPress web app, and learn which features you’ll be able to use in future
About

The chances are that more of your WordPress website visitors are using mobiles, or more clients are demanding responsive or mobile sites. If you can use WordPress to build mobile-friendly sites you can win more business from clients and more traffic for your site.

"WordPress Mobile Web Development Beginner’s Guide" will benefit you whether you’ve dabbled in WordPress or worked with it for years. It will help you identify which approach to mobile is most appropriate for your site (responsive, mobile, or web app) and learn how to make each one work, demonstrating a variety of techniques from the simple to the more complex, working through clear practical examples and applying these to your own website.

Start by quickly making a WordPress site mobile-friendly, using off the shelf plugins and responsive themes, choosing the best ones for you and customising them. This leads into responsive theme design, with advice on layout, images and navigation. Finally, learn how to build a web app in WordPress, making use of plugins, APIs and custom code.

If you need to hit the ground running with mobile WordPress development, then this book is for you. With practical examples and exercises from the beginning, it will help you build your first mobile WordPress site without having to learn aspects of WordPress or mobile development that aren’t relevant. It will also help you understand which approaches work and why, so you can apply this knowledge to future projects.

Features
  • Learn how to build mobile and responsive websites using WordPress
  • Get to grips with the best mobile plugins and understand how they interact with your site
  • Learn how to make your own WordPress theme or site responsive, including layout, images, navigation and more
Page Count 332
Course Length 9 hours 57 minutes
ISBN 9781849515726
Date Of Publication 23 Aug 2012

Authors

Rachel McCollin

Rachel McCollin is an experienced WordPress developer and writer with a reputation for making difficult technical subjects easy to understand. She's been building WordPress sites for clients since 2010, and this is her fourth book on the technology. She's a regular writer for some of the most influential web design and development websites and her writing has helped thousands of people learn how to get started with WordPress and gain more from it.