Future-Friendly: Forward-Thinking Thoughts on Web Development

April 2020 note: Hi! Just a quick note to say that this post is pretty old, and might contain outdated advice or links. We're keeping it online, but recommend that you check newer posts to see if there's a better approach.

When a small group of web designers and developers, including Luke Wroblewski, Brad Frost, Lyza Danger Gardner, Stephanie and Bryan Rieger, Scott Jenson, Jeremy Keith, Jason Grigsby, Josh Clark, and our own Scott Jehl, decided to hole up in a cabin in the woods of Tennessee for a few days, we weren’t sure what to expect, but it seemed too good an opportunity to pass up.

The retreat, which took place after the Breaking Development conference in Nashville, was dubbed “MobileWood”: 3 days of intense discussion, debate, and agreement on a general direction for those interested in developing websites and applications that work well today, and are ready for tomorrow.

The outcome of the MobileWood retreat is Future-Friendly, a new site including a manifesto of sorts, and a set of patterns and resources that will continue to grow over time. We recommend checking out the site, and hope that its resources will help you convince others of the value in embracing standards-based, inclusive, and sustainable web development practices moving forward.

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