Yes, yes, yes! Karen drives home the difference between mobile and local (and there’s more about the myth of the mobile context).
If you’re making an argument for delivering different content to mobile users, or prioritizing content differently based on their context of use, stop for a minute and ask yourself if you mean local content. And if you do mean local content, then say that. Claiming that your travel example extends to cover the “mobile use case” leaves out millions of tasks and users.
Just to belabor this point: people use mobile devices in every location, in every context. Just because you know what type of device someone is using or where she is doesn’t tell you anything about her intention.
It took me a while to get my head ‘round it, but this routing service from 37 Signals is handy for testing local sites on multiple devices (kind of like showoff.io).
I like this simple idea, nicely executed: see Instagram photos taken near you.
An alternative to showoff.io for sharing your locally-hosted sites.
Listen to Josh explain a genuinely useful example of HTML5’s local storage that he’s added to Fontdeck.
A handy little applescript that takes care of the automation of creating localhost sites on the mac.
This could be a handy little service for sharing locally-hosted sites.
If you aren't already marking up addresses in hCard, you really, really, really should start.
This. This right here is how you manage sites in multiple languages. Are you listening, Google?
In local news: Area man receives messages from chalkboard.
The New York Times covers Everyblock, Outside.in, and their ilk.
When localisation attacks. This is like a more morbid Douglas Adams vignette.
Starbucks has opened a branch in Brighton by disregarding planning permission, ignoring planning laws, and by asserting is not in fact a cafÃ© or coffee shop but a retail outlet.