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Freshen Up Your Walls With Creative Mobile Book Illustrations!

Our brand new Mobile Book was a labor of love. But the love doesn’t just stop there! We’re giving away 20 exclusive A3-sized (11.6 × 16.5 inches) poster sets designed and created by the oh-so-talented Mike Kus, whose abstract illustrations are featured throughout the Mobile Book.

Large previews: Mobile Landscape | Responsive Design | UX Design | The Mobile Book Addendum

Mobile Book Poster Giveaway
Large preview.

I Want A Mobile Book Poster Set! Link

How can you get your hands on one of these posters, you ask?

All you need to do is comment on this post and tell us one good reason why mobile is so important nowadays. Or, if you already have the Mobile Book in your book collection, tell us what you like about it the most! Winners will be selected and contacted by the Smashing team on Monday, 11th of February.

If you haven’t got the Mobile Book yet, you can still get your book today. The hardcover book features everything you need to know as a designer, developer or mobile strategist to be prepared for the future. If you aren’t convinced yet, download the free sample (PDF, 8.0 Mb) first, a chapter on “Responsive Design Strategy” by Trent Walton.

Cheers and good luck!

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    Mobile usage has exploded over recent years with the introduction of new technologies. Now with the rollout of 4g wireless technologies the web is no longer something you browse while sitting in front of a monitor at a desk. It has evolved into something that consumers continue to embed into their everyday lives. Without being/becoming mobile, you will become extinct.

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    Mobile is so important nowadays, because our whole life is mobile!

  3. 3

    Because mobile allows me to have the whole interwebz in my pocket.

  4. 4

    Mobile has become an extension of ourselves, with all the good and bad that comes from it. The “whole life fits in your pocket” concept is finally a reality

  5. 5

    Mobile is important because nobody really wants to sit at a desk.

  6. 6

    There are more internet-ready mobile devices than there are desktop PC’s!!!

  7. 7

    Sweet posters!

  8. 8

    Being mobile is not important – it is expected. The web should be accessible from everywhere, and the experience should be as good on a 3″ screen as on a 27″ screen.

  9. 9

    I would love to get one of those poster !! Actually, I hope I can get one cause i’m in France so… :)

    Mobile is so important nowadays. In France, we’re always a bit late compared to the US but m-commerce is moving forward very quickly. Two years ago, 400 million euros were spent on mobile in France. Last year, it was 1 billion (+150 %). It goes without saying that it’s gonna keep getting more and more important in the next years. We can’t miss the mobile wave.

    Would love the poster though :p

  10. 10

    On a current client project I found that levels of site usage between mobile and non-mobile users are fairly equal. However, those using mobile browsers are less likely to view more recent content. While desktop users peruse topic indexes and access the latest press releases and blog posts more frequently, those on mobile are more likely to land directly on a piece of content, consume it and leave.

    I think this makes it clear why we should continue to give mobile users the very best experience possible and focus on what they need from the site.

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    It’s not about becoming mobile, it’s about becoming universal in your design philosophy and approach. Device-agnosticism is the way to design for the future and treat the web as a single platform with many facets, offering different user experiences. Focus on creating those experiences.

  12. 12

    Mobile is the technology dreamed of decades ago: always on, infinite connectivity among like minds and overwhelming info at our fingertips. Plus a stronger chance of creative minds flourishing when brought together.

  13. 13

    I preordered the Mobile Book and imo it’s the best Smashing Book i’ve ever read.
    In the next years there will be more and more free wireless spots, 4G is coming, so that many people will use there Featurephones and Smartphones for everything affecting the Internet.
    So we need more good and useable mobile site’s.

  14. 14

    Mobile is pivotal because it’s the shortest distance between your and the experience you used to HAVE to perform on a PC. Content creators need to remain cognizant of this because if yours is an experience you want to be desirable to others, it needs to look its absolute best across a range of devices or risk being looked over in favor of someone else’s work.

  15. 15

    Mobile is no longer just a secondary way of accessing information while on the go. For many people today, especially the younger generations, mobile is the primary interface to the interwebs. To ignore mobile is to alienate an increasing user base who are mobile-first users.

    It isn’t just the younger generations, either. My mom has become the iPad expert at the senior community where she lives, and her fellow residents have started coming to her for advice and training. Several of her students don’t have a computer, have never had a computer, and don’t intend to get a computer, but they’re perfectly comfortable using the iPad.

  16. 16

    Mobile is with us. In our pocket. In the bus, train and on the bench in the park. If you don’t have an eye on mobile, you miss the future …

  17. 17

    To connect to EVERYTHING!

  18. 18

    Mobile is the best way to get an idea what is going on. Everything happens anywhere and anytime and thanks to mobile development, you don’t need to miss a thing. Due to the massive growth in mobile developers Smashing’s Mobile Book really stands out as a standard every developer needs to achieve. With the posters it is possible to take a second every day and think about the importance of mobile developing without having to open the book before going to work. It would be a great reminder that everything is possible as long as the standards and reasons are top notch.

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    There is also the need the “think” mobile to build sites or apps with a good performance. much html much more css. and it still looks like gfx

  20. 20

    Mobile usage is important today because of the way technology is evolving. Nowadays, we can’t stick just to big heavy laptops, we need smaller but smarter devices, the so-called smartphones. They’re currently a big part of everyone’s life and we need to adapt to this.

  21. 21

    Mobile is so important that we like to spend more time with our smartphone than with our girlfriends. And because of that we always end up having girls yell at us… Often on the phone :)

  22. 22

    Mobile has become the first point of purchase for retail and will continue to revolutionize all industries.

  23. 23

    Do the mobile posters resize accordingly to the place/room I’m about to bring them to? Neat!

  24. 24

    More and more websites are being accessed from mobile instead of the majority being used on a desktop. People looking for directions while in their car & sitting on the couch and watching tv while browsing on their smartphones are just a fraction of the cases where mobile is becomin a huge factor. Creating for mobile has become a ‘we must!’ everywhere instead of a ‘should we?’.

  25. 25

    Mobile is important – because we want to be able to check the news / blogs not only at home but also in the morning while sitting in the bus.

  26. 26

    Mobile has become the standard and if you are not mobile ready then your business/brand is losing customers

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    The sole reason why mobile is important today and will continue to be important tomorrow is that this world is increasingly becoming more and more fast paced and more and more saturated with content. Mobile is the medium that allows mankind to access this content in real time and then go on to share it, use it, read it, enjoy it, laugh at it, reply to it, comment on it and bond over it at a moments notice from a million miles away.

    Mobile is keeping the world connected and entertained, and while there are those that may mourn the loss of letter writing and face to face communication, the truth is, mobile hasn’t eliminated these things, it has enhanced them, with animation, images, video, colour, speed, frequency, distance and ease.

  28. 28

    My mother surfs the net on her mobile phone with no trouble but still can’t work out how to use the scroll wheel on a mouse.

  29. 29

    Every successful business in the online environment is successful because it knows how to connect with the customers. Customer Xperience is of upmost importance. Since the ‘move into the cloud, stay connected’ trend continues, more and more customers use mobile devices.
    Therefor ‘going mobile’ is a must. (quod erat demonstrandum :) )

  30. 30

    It is not as much a question about importance, because there is no doubt that the mobile paradigm is here to stay. The important question is, how do we continue to implement, and standardize features that improve, and normalize the experience across platforms?


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