An eBook and course to get developers up-to-speed on the process of localizing a product
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L10n Expert is a resource condensing years worth of real experience localizing websites and web applications into an eBook, video course and supplementary material, so that you can pick it up and make informed decisions when localizing your own projects quickly and effectively.
Internationalization and localization is a practice that can be used to bring a product to a much larger global market that includes billions more people, but there's a lot more to it than you might initially think.
On the surface, localization might look like a straightforward task, but there are a lot of quirks and considerations you need to think about before getting started.
We'll discuss the features languages other than English have so you know what you need to support.
We'll also cover tools and standards available to assist translating, the SEO implications of having translated content, and the technology you can use to make this happen.
When designing for an international audience and many languages, there are a lot more challenges to take into account.
You'll learn about leaving space for longer translations, designing RTL layouts, building a language picker, formatting phone numbers and postal codes, and more.
There's a lot of quirks and notes to talk about when you need to deal with multiple dates and timezones.
You have to format them, store and manipulate dates in both the frontend and backend, let users use a datepicker that makes sense to them, and make sure the user always sees the appropriate dates in their timezone
Some more of the topics we'll be covering include: