Coming soon: Mobile Web Design, the book

~ 17 October 2006 ~

Mobile Web Design, a book by Cameron Moll

From the teaser site:

Much has been written about mobile devices. Much has been written about developing websites for the so-called “standards era” of the web. However, little has been written about the two colliding. This book aims to fill that void.

I must say I’m quite excited to announce this, as it’s the culmination of many hours spent figuring out how you and I — XHTML/CSS designers and developers — might understand, embrace, and ultimately develop content for the mobile web (a WAP 2.0 web, that is).

Also, in the latest issue of .net magazine, which hits shelves today in the UK, you’ll find a Q&A in which Christian Hall and I go toe to toe discussing the ins and outs of the mobile web.

Watch this space for more details about the book.



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1   Dan Mall ~ 17 October 2006 at 09:57 AM

Awesome! I’m glad someone is tackling this topic.

Sweet looking teaser site, too! Shaun gives up DIN and you quickly steal it away :)

2   Cameron Moll ~ 17 October 2006 at 09:57 AM

DIN… already reincarnated :)

3   Dave Sherratt ~ 17 October 2006 at 10:07 AM

Very nice Cameron. Certainly one to add to my book collection when released. Ill try and get those mobile device checks done sooner so ya find it easier to check your work ;)

4   Nate K ~ 17 October 2006 at 10:09 AM

Finally! I have been looking for books related to this topic, but I didn’t want to buy from an un-trusted source. I look forward to reading your book.

5   Amanda Kern ~ 17 October 2006 at 10:26 AM

This looks awesome! Way to go inspiring us all - again! I’m certain it’ll be equally as impressive as your other work. You know I’ll gladly be a reviewer. :o) It certainly looks promising thus far.

6   Keith ~ 17 October 2006 at 10:26 AM

Cool! As someone who’s been learning lots about the mobile Web (sitting in the same office as Brian Fling) in the last few weeks I’m really excited to see this.

So are you publishing it yourself? Oh, and I’m also curious to know how much you’re going to touch on things like IA / Content / Context — things that seem to have very little in the way of current resources and seem vitally important to talk about.

7   Cameron Moll ~ 17 October 2006 at 10:44 AM

Thanks for the positive feedback so far, everyone.

Keith - Shh! You’re going to make me add to the page count… (kidding, yes, there will be some discussion about that).

8   Sherwin Techico ~ 17 October 2006 at 10:48 AM

Sweet! Can’t wait to get a copy.

9   Arpan ~ 17 October 2006 at 10:54 AM

Will an e-book version be available? I live in India, and shipping a print version from the US is too expensive. If an e-book is available, I’ll definitely purchase it.

10   Cameron Moll ~ 17 October 2006 at 11:01 AM


11   Ty Hatch ~ 17 October 2006 at 01:04 PM

Man, now I have no excuse to not dive into mobile design. Looking forward to the book.

I didn’t catch the other part of your answer to Keith about who the publisher is… Or did I miss an implied answer? ;)

12   Jaakko Knuutila ~ 17 October 2006 at 01:06 PM

Really nice, looking forward to it. And an e-book version too is a big plus. I just really hope that this isn’t the end of your book publishing career.

13   Eric Meyer ~ 17 October 2006 at 01:11 PM

Congratulations, sir! Well done indeed. Well, except for the use of the word “addy”; for that I have to bludgeon you. Otherwise, kudos!

14   Cameron Moll ~ 17 October 2006 at 02:09 PM

Ha! That was a last-minute addition, and apparently a bludgeon-worthy one.

15   Brian Fling ~ 17 October 2006 at 02:11 PM

Congrats Cameron!

The space is sorely lacking good reading material. Put me down for a few copies!

16   Rob Weychert ~ 17 October 2006 at 02:26 PM

Very cool. I’m definitely looking forward to this one. Cameron, I’m not sure if you answered Keith’s question: Are you working with a publisher or putting this out yourself?

17   Blagoj ~ 17 October 2006 at 02:55 PM

Congrats! Is this going to be your first solo published book?

18   Olav ~ 17 October 2006 at 03:01 PM

Sounds great, consider it bought. ;)

19   Brian ~ 17 October 2006 at 03:08 PM

sounds like an interesting book. Cameron, will your presentation from the recent workshop you did be available anytime soon on your site for us to enjoy?

20   Cameron Moll ~ 17 October 2006 at 03:45 PM

Rob - Self-published.

21   elysa ~ 17 October 2006 at 05:16 PM

I was at the Dallas Webmaster Jam and have had your blog on my feed reader since. The book sounds great. Seeing as I’m a Crackberry user learning Mobile Web Design is on my list of to-dos in the near future.

When can we expect to be graced with your wisdom?

22   aaron ~ 17 October 2006 at 05:25 PM

i hope that is the actual cover design, it’s beautiful. book covers are usually so terrible.

23   Cameron Moll ~ 17 October 2006 at 06:19 PM

elysa - No details available yet regarding a release date.

24   Blake Haswell ~ 17 October 2006 at 09:28 PM

I’ve already made a space for it in my book shelf. Good luck with sales (not that I think you need it)!

25   Gilbert Lee ~ 17 October 2006 at 10:02 PM

Dude, congrats! You have been busy. Good luck man!

26   Steve ~ 17 October 2006 at 10:05 PM

Cameron… Congrats… as a mobiel web developer building on variosu platforms, I’m defintely looking forward to seeing and reading the book. Will you be talking about custom conversion solutions or just the extent on which XHTML and CSS can be put to use on mobile devices? Will you focus on domestic (USA) allowances or stretch across ‘the pond’ and talk about the limits in the UK, Europe, and Asia, etc. as well?

27   Ryan Merket ~ 17 October 2006 at 10:26 PM

Wow. I will be picking this up. Give us some banners or dog ears, or something to help you promote.

Thanks again!

PS: Are you going to be at SXSW this year?

28   bliss ~ 17 October 2006 at 11:24 PM

:) thanks cameron. I m looking forward for this book. will there be an e-book version available? because book shipping to India would take more time.. and i m curious..

29   Micah ~ 18 October 2006 at 12:09 AM

Wow, looks cool. Will add it to my list at Amazon!

30   Brandon Eley ~ 18 October 2006 at 12:51 AM

Congratulations, can’t wait to pick up a copy. Just be sure to offer a “combo” with PDF and printed version. I’m wierd but I’d rather read a “real” book when it’s available, but keep them in PDF form on my laptop for trips or quick reference.

31   Sam Hardacre ~ 18 October 2006 at 03:20 AM

Excellent News!

I picked up .net yesterday read the interview straight away. While I was reading, I wondered where I’d be able to pick up a book on the subject and here is my solution! : D

Great interview by the way!


32   Kirk ~ 18 October 2006 at 05:49 AM

Congrats Cameron. I’d like to know when you’ll be doing signings here in London do I can get in line now.

33   Colly ~ 18 October 2006 at 04:33 PM

I wondered how long it would be! Nice work, Sir.

34   Sam Hardacre ~ 19 October 2006 at 03:11 AM

If you are publishing it yourself, will there be a limited number of copies?


35   Cameron Moll ~ 19 October 2006 at 08:04 AM


36   Fredrik Andersson ~ 19 October 2006 at 08:27 AM

Nice! I was waiting for you to write this book. I would have written it myself if I had more time. ;)
It was good talking to you about mobile web design at @Media earlier this year. I’ll make sure to get a copy of the book, it will be nice to have here in the Opera office.

37   w. ~ 20 October 2006 at 08:05 PM

Looking forward to the book. Apart from mobile web “design”, what are your thoughts on .Mobi domain names…?

38   Leonardo Melendez ~ 22 October 2006 at 07:04 PM

Cameron Moll, your blog is alive! How do you do it?

39   Cameron Moll ~ 23 October 2006 at 06:00 AM

Two parts baking soda, one part vinegar.

40   Michael Grinstead ~ 23 October 2006 at 07:46 AM

Just last week I read your article in the .NET mag, definitely making a space on the shelf for the book. Congrats.

41   Justin Thorp ~ 25 October 2006 at 08:01 AM

Cameron, I am very excited about your new book. It seems like the mobile web is a new frontier which is a lot of web developers will soon be moving towards. It will nice to finally be able to have a definitive book on the issue.

With you self-publishing, will I be able to buy the book on or at Barnes & Noble?

42   Cameron Moll ~ 26 October 2006 at 06:09 AM

Justin - I’ll be releasing more details about the book in the coming weeks.


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