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The first two days of DrupalCon have really focused on the challenges that service firms and the platform itself are facing as Drupal continues to grow as one of the most dominant CMS products in the world. The key initiatives that have been outlined in order to meet those challenges include:

I hope you are as excited as I am about DrupalCon 2012. Unleashed will be providing a multitude of angles of the DrupalCon coverage. If you have an eye for design, or are interest in the latest and greatest UX techniques follow my posts on Twitter @SGreenwellUT and check back on the blog for a daily conference update. Below are a few of the sessions I will be attending, if you happen to be there don't be afraid to say hello :-)

Denver DrupalCon kicks off tomorrow for web firms with an all day private training sessions for leaders of the industry. Last year this was extremely valuable as people from all over the industry came to help with solutions for challenges that Drupal firms face everyday. While I'm most excited about this and I'll be providing information on each of the focus areas I wanted to provide the sessions I'm most interested in  coming into Tuesday that take place through Thursday.

According to a recent post on the Windows Team Blog, "the United States has joined the ranks of Austria, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway in dropping below 1% usage of IE6" (emphasis mine). Global usage is at 7.7%, mainly due to its widespread use in China (25%).

Why You Need a Mobile Site

With the mass adoption of smart phones, the landscape has changed forever on how people prefer to investigate on the web. As you can imagine "investigate" has a multitude of meanings and applications depending on your business. First let's start with some eye opening facts about usage on how many people are using their smart phones as a primary device for collecting data.

The way we use the internet has drastically changed in the last several years, moving from something that we only did on our computers to the use of mobile devices. Mobile devices capable of web browsing are almost ubiquitous now, with capable Apple, Microsoft, Android, and Blackberry devices seemingly everywhere. But as websites have become more graphically stunning and complex over the years they can become less readable on mobile devices.

In the past few years we have seen a substantial increase in the use of touchscreen technologies. From city guides, museum maps, and sales kiosks to the massive supply of hand held touchscreen technologies (iPhone, Droid, iPad, ect.) designers have taken a major interest to understand and design for these platforms.