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About making my site / blog mobile phone compatible.
About mobile phone emulators / testers

 6:33 pm on Mar 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi all,

Lately I have noticed in my websites stats that a few of the visitors have accessed my site using their mobile phones(namely Nokia 3660 & 3650). This was quite startling for me.

My website happens to a blog which is updated about 10 to 12 times a day couple of flash games, jokes posted apart from general interest news. I would like to know how do I make sure that my website is *mobile* compatible. How do I build websites for mobile phones and more importantly how do I test them. I would like to know of cell phone emulators which will allow me to test my sites on them so that I know how they will *look* when viewed via a mobile phone.

Eagerly awaiting your replies. Thanks for the same. Bye.

Best Wishes,




 9:06 pm on Mar 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

I use the Openwave Phone Simulator [developer.openwave.com], downloaded to my PC. It's a complete mobile phone simulator with support for mobile browsing using WAP and WAP 2.0/XHTML. I like it better than the web-based simulators, which are more or less just hacks.


 9:27 pm on Mar 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

You can style your web site for mobile phones and other handheld devices by creating a css stylesheet for handheld media. <link rel='stylesheet' media='handheld' type='text/css' href='...' />

Many mobile phones have a screen width of 176 pixels, but this varies and you should make your stylesheet so that the content adapts to the width of the screen.

The Opera web browser is a popular web browser for mobile phones. The desktop versions include the Small Screen Rendering technology Opera use to show web sites without a stylesheet for handheld devices. You can activate this feature by selecting "Small Screen" from the View menu or by pressing Shift+F11. This way you can see what your current website look like on phones running the Opera web browser.

Mr Bo Jangles

 10:17 pm on Mar 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

I am thinking about porting my application for PDA/Phone display, and I'd like to see some screens that others have done for layout ideas - I can do that easilly of course for normal web design - but I've never really seen any screens specifically designed for these devices - anyone know where any are 'showcased'?



 5:49 pm on Apr 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

First of all I would like to apologize to all of you for replying so late. More than a month now!

Thanks to all of you for the replies. I will get back to you all if I run into problems.

Have a nice day. Bye.

Best Wishes,


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