Today’s Web sites are designed primarily for viewing on desktop an laptop computers, but as technology advances with hand-held mobile devices: cell phones, “smart” phones like Apple’s iPhone, and Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) like the BlackBerry, more and more people are accessing the internet on the run with their phones. Some estimates suggest that over a third of the world’s population has access to the internet through a mobile device. If you provide content on your Web site that you would like to be accessible to phones and other mobile devices, it should be formatted to make it “friendly” for viewing and navigating on a small screen. Web pages designed for mobile devices should feature:
- navigation specifically designed for mobile devices
- small images, if any are needed
- appropriate feedback to provide context to the user
- “light” page weights to minimize downloading time and cost
We keep current with recommendations and best practices in Mobile Web development as this segment of the Web grows and heads toward maturity. If you need to deliver content to phones, smart phones, and PDAs, let us know and we can build mobile-ready pages for you.