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Our commitment to accessibility means we strive to provide a good browsing experience for all our users. We faced a stark choice between creating mobile specific websites, or adapting existing sites and new launches to render well on both desktop and mobile. Creating two sites would allow us to better target specific hardware, but maintaining a single shared site preserves a canonical URL, avoiding any complicated redirects, and simplifies the sharing of web addresses. With a mind towards maintainability we leant towards using the same pages for both, and started thinking about how we could fulfill the following guidelines:
1.Our pages should render legibly at any screen resolution
2.We mark up one set of content, making it viewable on any device
3.We should never show a horizontal scrollbar, whatever the window size
Personally, I hit a horizontal scroll bar, I'm gone, without stopping to read, or let the page finish loading..
3. Why wordpress, drupal and the likes platforms adapt their version for mobile devices.
4. What about the duplicate content issues.
As I read it, the Google article suggests that Google would like to resolve the issue of mobile redirects by eliminating them.
Then you obviously don't use netbooks, tablets or smart phones as that strategy would basically stop you from using most of the internet on any of those devices.
[edited by: Leosghost at 11:56 am (utc) on May 4, 2012]
they are gadgets
Shouldn't We All Be Developing Sites For Responsive Design?
Thanks to @PageOneResults (he's a very bright boy) he helped me with a fully scalable responsive design for a couple of sites I'm working on that scales from my big 24" screens at 1920x1200 down to my smart phone.
I like the way you try to "convert" him by putting the Google ranking carrot in front of him.
Keep thinking that way because it'll cost you visitors, visitors me and others will gladly take from you
You can swap images of different resolution and do it several different ways either client or server side.