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#LS11 Day 2 - It is all about going mobile

Mon 31 Jan 2011, 07:48 AM

by Ben Langhinrichs
The cloud, social networks, social business... it's all about going mobile and staying light on your feet.  Look around you at the OGS.  People are reading, writing, tweeting, blogging on devices.  When people go back to their hotel rooms at the end of the day, they whip out the Kindle and order their copy of Mastering XPages: A Step-by-Step Guide to XPages Application Development and the XSP Language> for Kindle (two were ordered yesterday through the Virtual Bookstore).  Available instantly, and saving $12 over the print copy.

At the suggestion of an envious attendee, I have added a few mobile device to the Virtual Bookstore, but especially the following two.  Go ahead and click on the links below to read more about, and even order, the devices.  I recommend the Kindle, which I have myself, as the best choice for reading.

Kindle 3G + Wi-Fi: Free 3G Works Globally - New E Ink Pearl Technology
Authors: Amazon
Order in your currency/language:  U.S.   U.K.   Germany   France

iPhone 4: Black Smartphone 32GB
Order in your currency/language:  U.S.   U.K.  

And for your developer who want to make sure your own websites are clean and ready for the mobile onslaught, one book tip:

Smashing CSS: Professional Techniques for Modern Layout
Authors: Eric Meyer
Order in your currency/language:  U.S.   Canada   U.K.   Germany   France

Smashing CSS takes you well beyond the basics, covering not only the finer points of layout and effects, but introduces you to the future with HTML5 and CSS3. Very few in the industry can show you the ins and outs of CSS like Eric Meyer and inside Smashing CSS Eric provides techniques that are thorough, utterly useful, and universally applicable in the real world. From choosing the right tools, to CSS effects and CSS3 techniques with jQuery, Smashing CSS is the practical guide to building modern web layouts.

Enjoy the OGS and the hectic and crazy day ahead.  Blog and tweet and let the rest of us out here know what is going on down on the ground, not just up on the screens (we can watch the OGS streaming).

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