View Full Version : Designing for mobile phones

10-20-2005, 08:33 PM
Does anyone know what the process is for an ordinary website builder like myself to design for a mobile user.

1 Do I have to recognise an incoming user as being on a mobile and divert to a more basic design - info only...


2 Do I let a user register on my site for downloads

I'm running a sports website with international interest...

So how do I go about this ? Anyone got any ideas?


Jeremy :eek:

10-20-2005, 09:18 PM
Try to look at the code for some of the pages that you access through your
mobile, from your PC/Mac.
Then you will have an idea how to create them.

Normally you cannot use css, backgroundimage and other styling and the page must preferably, not have a width of more than ,I think, 100px,

10-20-2005, 10:21 PM
Nokia has a CSS style sheet designed to render for
"small screen rendering".

An example can be seen here:

You'll notice this line in the HTML source:
type="text/css" media="handheld, screen, projection"

I have yet to test it on a real cell phone ...
if someone can try it out, let me know how it looks...thanks.

10-22-2005, 04:32 PM
I've been bookmarking resources about this as it is something i want to learn. here's some of my links:




I managed to build a (lame) webpage that works on my phone - pdamobile.com - its simple, but so's my phone.

a great looking guy put a post up about having a dedicated mobile forum here - http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=70530

Haven't heard from the mods but i think it is worth considering.