Wednesday, November 03, 2010

How to build a mobile website

I'll be reading this article on how to build a mobile website. Cursory glance says it'll be useful.

I was recently asked to quote for building one - my first question was "why".

Surely a website that is built properly (i.e. to accessible web standards) should work / degrade gracefully and work on a mobile phone.

If you build a website which, for example, uses Flash for it's whole navigation then yes - it won't work on a iPhone - then again if you don't have Flash or are using a screenreader it won't work either.

PS: Don't build an iPhone app because you can - know your user; do they need an iPhone app... and why not build for Android, Blackberry, Symbian, Windows, etc while you're at it?

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