Mobile Web Design For Dummies
By Janine Warner, David LaFontaine
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Released: August 2010
Pages: 384

Let's go mobile! Here's how to make a big impression on the small screen

These days everyone's on the go, and Web sites that are easy to navigate on your computer screen may be frustrating and inconvenient on your mobile phone. This book is all about fixing that problem! Learn what makes a great mobile Web page, the technologies that help you get around the limitations, and how to pack a punch on the small screen.

  • Small space, big challenge — examine what makes mobile a different creature and the specific design challenges involved

  • Being flexible — learn to adapt your existing site for mobile display

  • Tools of the trade — discover the best markup language for your audience: WML, XHTML MP, or HTML5

  • Maximize mobile features — take advantage of special features on the iPhone®, Android, and BlackBerry® Storm

  • Testing, testing — discover how to test your mobile designs with online emulators

  • Get around the limitations — find out how to add audio and video and optimize images for the small screen

  • Spread the word — explore marketing options to get the word out about your mobile site

  • M-commerce excitement — add a mobile-friendly shopping cart to your site

Open the book and find:

  • The unique challenges of a mobile site

  • How smartphones, touchscreen phones, and feature phones differ

  • Tips for adapting an existing site to mobile

  • Points to consider when designing for the small screen

  • What WAP, WML, XHTML MP and HTML5 are — and how to use them

  • Ways to make multimedia work on a mobile device

  • How to use a mobile emulator

  • Interviews with top mobile experts

Learn to:

  • Plan an effective mobile Web site

  • Create your design with XHTML MP and CSS2 or HTML5 and CSS3

  • Add audio, video, social media, and m-commerce functions

  • Build a site that works well on all mobile devices

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