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MP421 Developing for Mobile

Certificate Track: Designing and Developing for Mobile

To say that mobile is the next big thing is an understatement. Mobile Web usage is predicted to overtake the desktop in 2014. Mobile devices already account for 50% of all Internet connections and half of all local searches. App downloads are skyrocketing. Building a mobile version of your website is no longer optional -- and it's increasingly being done first. Developing for Mobile picks up where the winter-term course, Designing for Mobile, left off, briefly reviewing core principles and techniques essential to designing and building websites and Web applications for mobile devices. The course continues with a deep, hands-on treatment of mobile Web-coding practices, including HTML and CSS, as well as incorporating CSS3 and HTML5 capabilities, such as geolocation, local storage, and media queries, into mobile websites and Web apps. 


Instructor: Gene Ehrbar
A mobile developer and strategist, Gene Ehrbar has experience translating a variety of challenging client technical needs into elegant and durable online systems. As director of mobile solutions at ISITE Design, he works with clients to craft mobile strategies that align with their broader digital strategy and business goals, and leads a team of solution providers developing innovative native mobile apps and mobile Web applications and sites. Prior to ISITE, Mr. Ehrbar founded and ran Portland-based firm Anomaly Incorporated for 14 years, specializing in Web and mobile application development.

Instructor: Brian Payne
Brian Payne, director of technical strategy at ISITE Design, has 15 years of software architecture and web application development experience. In his role at ISITE, Brian leads the technical architecture team, evaluates new technologies, and plays an integral role in client strategy. Prior to ISITE, Brian owned Swipht Technologies for five years, a successful consulting firm focused on content management solutions and custom web application development.


The following book is required for this course: Head First Mobile Web. You may purchase it on Amazon, or the retailer of your choice.

Please contact Carmen Schwisow about bringing this course onsite.

Credit Registration Information
This course is available for an optional 1 credit (additional $55) via PSU's credit registration system. Please see our credit registration instructions on how to register for the credit section of this course.  Use the course CRN number listed when registering via the credit registration system.

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)
Designing and Developing for Mobile