Going mobile: Day 4: Responsive design

Responsive Design is a big thing at the moment. If a website has been made to be responsive, it means that it adapts itself to display reasonably sensibly on any screen size (within reason). There are two alternatives to responsive design - do nothing, so that the website appears just as it would on a … Continue reading Going mobile: Day 4: Responsive design

Going Mobile: Day 3: Revelations

A┬ástupid o'clock start to get to the airport this morning, and in my bleary-eyed funk in the back of the cab I have realised two things. One is totally trivial. Do I need to take the keyboard out of my bag at security checks, a la laptop? I have no idea but people in uniform … Continue reading Going Mobile: Day 3: Revelations

Going Mobile: Day 2: “Proper” computing

I think that one of my motivations in this mobile-only experiment is the attitude that persists in some parts of the IT community, and that was prevalent when I arrived for my short stint at Microsoft back in 2011 - that mobile phones are "content consumption" devices, that couldn't be used for "proper" computing. That … Continue reading Going Mobile: Day 2: “Proper” computing

Going Mobile: Day 2: screen estate

One of the things that has come up a lot from others when launching into this mobile-only experiment is that the screen on a mobile phone just isn't big enough to completely replace a laptop. Screen size is subject to two measures - physical screen size, and pixel size. The Nexus 5 that I have … Continue reading Going Mobile: Day 2: screen estate

Going mobile: Day1: it’s all in the detail

So I've just about completed my first day of my mobile-only life, and I didn't resort to tablet, laptop or desktop all day. If I was going to crack, I figured this day, working from home, would be the one where it would happen. Very early on I realised that using my phone with a … Continue reading Going mobile: Day1: it’s all in the detail

Going Mobile: Day 0

So I'm at the beginning of the mobile-only experiment. Alongside the phone and keyboard, I've a charger and a Powergen Mobile Power Pack. That latter accessory is nothing new - I've become accustomed to having to lug that spare battery around with me as usually by lunchtime on a trip into London my phone is … Continue reading Going Mobile: Day 0