Building your apps

Preview mobile sites on your pc


If you visit the CreOFF site with a recent mobile phone you’ll notice the layout looks simpler and lighter. Making it look nice on a mobile phone requires tweaking of the layout and changing the stylesheets.

The Opera Mobile Emulator turns out to be a big help with this. It’s a desktop version…

The Royal Wedding on Google App Engine


Accenture and Reading Room, creators of the Official Royal Wedding site for Prince William and Catherine Middleton, were faced with the challenge to create a website for an event that will draw worldwide attention and have the site scale and handle the huge peak in visitors before, during and after the event.

They chose…

New CreOFF site is online

The new CreOFF site is online. Or maybe not.
And I have no idea on which server it’s running right now.

Sounds confusing?
It’s because the site is now running on Google’s own cloud infrastructure, which means it should be highly available and scalable, and a copy of the site will be started on a server located relatively close to…