La Web Móvil: un Glosario

He compilado el siguiente glosario (durante el proceso de traducción del curso ‘Buenas Practicas en Web Móvil‘) que espero sea de utilidad. Si gustas adicionar mas términos, ¡adelante!

  • Assistive technologies = Tecnología de apoyo
  • Auto-scrolling = Auto-efectos de desplazamiento
  • Absolute Positioning = Posicionamiento absoluto
  • Background image = Imagen de fondo
  • Background color = Color de fondo
  • Bandwidth = Conexión de banda ancha
  • Bandwidth download = Ancho de banda de descarga
  • Bandwidth upload = Ancho de banda de subida
  • Blog =Un blog
  • Bold = Texto en negrita
  • Border = Borde
  • Block element = Element de bloque
  • Box model = Modelo de caja
  • Browser window = Ventana del navegador
  • Broadband network = Ancho de banda de red
  • Click = Clic
  • Content images = Imagenes de contenido
  • Coding = Maquetando
  • Coder = Maketador
  • CMS = Sistemas de gestión de contenido
  • CSS Media types = Tipos de medio CSS
  • Client side = En el lado del cliente
  • Decoration images = Imágenes de adorno
  • Debugging = Depuración
  • Default elements = Elementos por defecto
  • Default Gateway = Puerta de enlace predeterminada
  • Definition list = Lista de definición
  • Deprecated = Desaprobados
  • Display = Mostrar
  • Dynamic web pages = Paginas web dinamicas
  • Download = Descargar
  • Domain names = Nombres de dominio
  • Drop-shadow = Sombra
  • Drop down menu = Menú desplegable
  • Embedded images = Imágenes embebidas
  • Features = Funciones/Características
  • File formats = Formatos de archivo
  • Font = Fuente o Tipo de letra
  • Focus = El foco
  • Foreground colour = Color de primer plano
  • Footer= Pied de página
  • Frame – Marco
  • Grid= Rejilla
  • Helper application = Aplicación auxiliar
  • Headers = Cabeceras
  • Highlight = Resaltar/Destacar
  • Inline element = Elemento en línea
  • Image weight = Peso de la imagen
  • Item = Elemento
  • Italics = Cursiva / texto en cursiva
  • Javascript checker = Analizador de Javascript
  • JavaScript engine = El motor javaScript
  • Keywords= palabras clave
  • Key = Tecla
  • Markup = Marcado
  • Markup Language = Lenguaje de marcado
  • Margin = Margen
  • Meta = Metadatos
  • Mobile users = Usuarios de móviles
  • Nested tables = Tablas anidadas
  • Network load = La carga de la red
  • Label = Titulo
  • Layout = Estructura
  • List-Style-Type = Tipo de viñeta
  • Look and feel of the site = Aspect del sitio
  • Online games = Juegos en línea
  • Offline web applications = Aplicaciones de web locales
  • Old browser = Navegador obsoleto
  • On the fly = En tiempo real
  • Open source = Código abierto
  • Ordered list / unordered lists = Listas ordenadas/no ordenadas
  • Padding= Relleno
  • Page requests = Peticiones de páginas
  • Parser = Analizador sintáctico
  • Performance = Rendimiento
  • Pop-ups = Ventanas emergentes
  • Pointer = Puntero
  • Position properties = Propiedades de posicionamiento
  • Post = entradas
  • Progressive enhancement = Mejora progresiva
  • Readme file = Archivo léame
  • Request = Solicitud o Peticion
  • Re-sized = Redimensionar
  • Resources = Recursos
  • Responsive Web Design = Diseno Web Responsable
  • Roaming service = Servicio de itinerancia
  • Roaming = Itinerancia
  • Rounded corners = Bordes redondeados
  • Search = Buscador
  • Server response = Respuesta del servidor
  • Script = Un guión
  • Screenshot = Captura de pantalla/Pantallazo
  • Source code = código fuente
  • Server side = En el lado del servidor
  • SSL = Nivel de sockets seguros
  • Standard = Normas
  • String = Cadena
  • Statement = Instruccion
  • Tags – Etiquetas
  • Target link = Enlace de destino
  • Tabbed browsing = Navegación por pestañas
  • Touch screen = Pantalla tactil
  • Touch events = Eventos táctiles
  • Update = Actualizar
  • User-agent = Agente de usuario
  • User-unfriendly = No fácil de usar
  • User interface = La interfaz de usuario
  • Web page = Pagina web
  • Web space = Alojamiento Web
  • Website = Sitio Web
  • Web links – Enlaces de hipertexto
  • WWW= La Web
  • Zoom in/out = Aumentar con el zoom/reducir con el zoom

W3C Mobile Web Best Practices

I’m really chuffed to have been asked to deliver ‘The Mobile Web Best Practices’ course in Spanish. The 6 week online course – Las Buenas Prácticas en Web Móvil – starts on 18th June 2012.

Originally in English and developed by Phil Archer, the course has been popular amongst desktop developers moving into the mobile world. Phil is an inspiring tutor, and I hope to share my own enthusiasm for the subject and look forward to meeting you in the virtual classroom. Don’t miss the early bird discount!

Esta es la primera vez que se ofrece Las Buenas Prácticas en Web Móvil  en Español y tengo la confianza que encontrarás el material mas actualizado que necesitas para empezar a diseñar en la pequeña pantalla. Aprovecha la oferta de inscripción y espero verte en el salón virtual.



On my radar: #html5 #mobileweb

Technology moves fast and this week I’ve been madly busy, but here are some of the tidbits that piqued my interest recently…

  1. Microsoft ditches .NET for HTML5 – watch the video
  2. Microsoft updates to Bing mobile are supported in Android, iPhone and RIM but not Windows Phone 7. Read the full story.
  3. The FT launched an HTML5 web app, which according to the NYT was created to bypass the App Store.
  4. Can the web and mobile help the planet? Yes, according to Katie Fehrenbacher from earth2tech. Full story.
  5. The Mobile browser share Q12011.
  6. HTML5 vs Native: The Mobile App Debate continues.
  7. A brief tour of  Apple OS5 and this piece about Apple’s iCloud.

On my radar: mobile web

I’ve been sifting through what’s been happening in the mobile web world in the past few days. Here are some highlights I picked out:

Google I/O took place on May 10th- 12th; the Mobile Web 2011 presentation is a must see.

The Mobilisim conference took place in Amsterdam on 12/13th May 2011. LukeW shared his notes on the Mobile Web.

A look towards the The Future of the Mobile Web presented by @ppk

Tweetdeck made the announcement that we will be able to access the application on the mobile web:

“We looked at a lot of options and after much deliberation decided the best way forward was to build an amazing version of TweetDeck to run on mobile web browsers.”

HTML5 is one of the ingredients of the Mobile Web, and at Google I/O 2011 they made sure it was on the agenda. GWT + HTML5: A web developers dream!

The Big M – #BigMConf

I attended The Big M mobile event on 21st and 22nd March in the beautiful city of Bath. It was refreshing to see an event of this kind outside London.  @bookmeister and @m1ke_ellis put together a terrific line up of speakers.

The highlight for me was @aral‘s talk on Beyond Usability on Mobile. Aral’s passion for designing usable experiences goes deep into his soul and  his ability to transmit this to his audience made it a joy to experience. Aral is also known for his Feathers App.

@raamthakrar spelt out the importance of App Distribution and Monetisation and how developers’ hard work should earn better financial rewards (but not like the bankers!).

@Ew4n caused some controversy and debate among the audience with his State of the Union Mobile Address! At one point he sounded like a toddler, “I want an App and I want it NOW”!  I’m glad I wasn’t the only one thinking it. Look at the evidence.

Still slightly jetlaged from SXSW, @brucel mainly told us about HTML5, the One Web and mobile best practices.

@pgolding told us about Future Mobile Innovations.

@wordbeard created some fantastic sketches that summarise The BigM Day

As always, it was great to catch up with familiar faces and meet new ones. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Mobile web with MyMobileBristol

On the 27th October I attended a one day workshop organised by MyMobileBristol and DevCSI. It was a great opportunity to learn something about these two great projects. Good to learn that they have both now received confirmation of funding for another year.

MyMobileBristol has developed a mobile web app which provides students with time and location-based data. I actually got an opportunity to use the Live Bus Departures app on the day of the event. Continue reading

Mobile web development

The Mobile web is still in its infancy but we are already seeing a huge explosion of mobile web sites taking advantage of  the latest HTML5 and CSS3 technologies. The challenge is to to provide the target audience an enjoyable mobile web experience and not a desktop website on a small scale.

If you are wondering whether to have a mobile app or a mobile web application, please get in touch.

My verdict on the HTC Hero

Now that Google’s Nexus One phone is out of the box, I thought I would share a few of my thoughts on the Android platform. It has been three months since I got my HTC Hero – my first exposure to an Android-powered phone.

The HTC Hero is running on a 1.5 Firmware version and I’m hoping that HTC soon provide us with the latest update. (Will it have the capacity to run Android 2.1?) Continue reading

My first impressions of Fennec – Mozilla’s mobile browser

Just like the desktop ‘browser wars’ back in the early 90’s, the mobile browser war is hotting up.

Mozilla has just announced the Beta of its mobile browser Fennec. Judging from the demo video, I can see they have migrated some of the familiar features of the Firefox desktop browser… but I’m yet to be totally convinced that this will become the mobile browser of choice. Continue reading

Designing for The Mobile Web from the ground up

Designing for the mobile web is not just a matter of trimming down the content on your website. Much better to think about the user first, and create a usable experience. Let’s think outside the box.

An internet watered down. by John Pettengill reinforces the point.
An Internet Watered Down