|Mobile device web site development basics?|
| 3:57 pm on May 6, 2010 (gmt 0)|
I will be developing a new site. The other people on the project suggested we make a mobile version of the site. I've been making sites for years, but I had never made a mobile one. So I need some starting guidance.
2) regular css/html vs WML or XHTML? Do I need to use WML or XHTML? and if so which one? I believe that considering how powerful browsers in smart phones are, a regular html page should be enough.
I even think that with the zoom capabilities of phones, we don't need a real mobile version.
3) I read in a thread here:
Sound to me like a good suggestion.
So can my m.widget.com version of the site be just plain old html, with little graphics, and made for a 240x320 screen?
Or should we just have the regular version of the site, no mobile vversion and let people zoom?
Thanks a lot
| 5:29 pm on May 10, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Ok, so I went through the w3 document "Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0" () It was very informative, and a lot of topics it touches are also applicable for desktop web, when one is concerned with page speed (as it now has become popular since the big G put page loading speed in its search algorithm).
One thing though, the document specifies that we should use XHTML:
|Markup Language Support |
XHTML Basic 1.1 [XHTML-Basic] delivered with content type application/xhtml+xml.
Is this really necessary, isn't is safer to go with plain old HTML?
| 6:11 pm on May 10, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Alright, I might have answered my own question, I'll stick to HTML, considering this thread I just found in here: [webmasterworld.com...]
| 8:57 pm on May 10, 2010 (gmt 0)|
I think a mobile version is a good idea. Just make sure you have a link on the mobile version so users can jump to the full site if they want to. I use the XHTML mobile doctype for mobile sites.
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC '-//WAPFORUM//DTD XHTML Mobile 1.0//EN' 'http://www.wapforum.org/DTD/xhtml-mobile10.dtd'>