A great piece by Josh Clark on why Jakon Nielen is wrong about mobile in his recent article on his blog.
Look, it’s hard to build a great mobile experience with complete content and features. It takes careful thought and planning. But the obligation of design leaders is not to say, “don’t bother.” It’s to provide guidance on how to do it well. Responsive design, adaptive design, progressive enhancement, and progressive disclosure give us the technical tools we need to create a single website that works well on all sites. We’re still learning to use those tools the right way. Just because it’s a design challenge to use them correctly doesn’t mean we shouldn’t strive to do it right.
Spot on. Something I basically tweet a few days ago:
If we all listened to Jakob Nielsen, we would never move the web forward.
— Tom Kenny (@tkenny) April 10, 2012