Msg#: 3281342 posted 5:39 am on Mar 14, 2007 (gmt 0)
Sorry if this is dumb question, but I'm pretty new to the mobile development scene.
My question is: can I tell if a .com site is offering a specific mobile version, as opposed to those .com's which just happen to look pretty good when they're viewed on a phone browser?
I'm looking at sites (on the mobi website Nokia n70 emulator) in a travel niche that's mainly mom&pop small venues... hardly the one's you would expect to be on the leading edge internet-wise. Yet I'm seeing graphics, photos, and links which all look fine; and I'm wondering if they have mobile-specific versions of their .com websites, or am I just seeing regular old sites that re-configure well in the mobile browser? None of these sites have mobile centric terms in their urls.
Msg#: 3281342 posted 10:13 pm on Mar 20, 2007 (gmt 0)
The FF browser (or even wget) has a plugin that lets you pass any user-agent string. You can use this tool to request the same URL using a normal browser user-agent and then a mobile phone user-agent. Compare the markup to see anything they are doing differently for the mobile phone version.