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Jennifer Kyrnin

Poll: Do you work on a mobile device?

By July 25, 2013

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I've been writing about designing for mobile for years now, but it seems like only in the last couple years has it become really possible to do real work on a mobile device. I have used a laptop for years (I'm writing this poll while at my son's swim lessons, for example) and I've had an iPad since the first version came out years ago. And, being stubborn, I've done a lot of work on my iPad. It's still not possible for me to do everything on my iPad because some of the tools I have to use use Flash, but I can do most of my writing on it and manage most portions of my sites with it. I don't like using my iPhone because the screen is so much smaller, but in a pinch I have written notes on that as well as corrected some typos on my sites using the phone.

Do you do work on a mobile device? What types of things do you do? What kind of mobile device do you have?

July 29, 2013 at 6:36 am
(1) Petah says:

Sadly its not possible to run high end development software on a mobile device (except of course for good laptops).

How would I run Sass/Compass, closure compiler, version control, development servers etc?

Blogging, content management, and testing, etc however is another story.

July 29, 2013 at 12:59 pm
(2) Jennifer Kyrnin says:

@Petah: very true. There are a couple of mobile apps that are looking at version control, but I’m not familiar with any for Sass or closure. And the ones that do version control don’t seem to do it well.

July 30, 2013 at 4:19 am
(3) Petah says:

Personally I think version control is not optional, but a necessity.

Also you should look into SCSS/Compass if you have not already:


Closure is only really useful for JavaScript intensive websites.

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