IanKelley - 7:47 pm on Feb 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
All this talk of (re)designing for mobile is missing one important point: Smartphones are getting better and better at viewing the real web. A year or two from now the majority of mobile users are going to be able to visit websites intended for desktop users with little to no inconvenience.
Even now, I choose the regular version of most websites when browsing from my phone, almost no side scrolling necessary.
I'm not saying that we shouldn't be using CSS to create a more mobile friendly version of sites, but the importance of creating separate content for mobile users has been over exaggerated since the days of WAP and WML.
Whatever you do, no not use browser detection to force people to a mobile site without a way to choose the regular site immediately available.