How to Create a Mobile Web Site - Mobile Sites: the Basics
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Most Web sites designed for use with mobile phones are written in XHTML code, which is a version of the standard HTML commonly used to create online pages. These pages are often designed with mobile in mind, making for less cluttered home pages that take up less than half of a page when they’re viewed on computers rather than mobile devices.
You can view many mobile Web pages (Flickr’s, http://m.flickr.com/#/home, is pictured above) from your mobile device or home computer, but some domains are meant for mobile use alone. Some mobile Web sites have a .mobi extension, though sites with any domain name can potentially be accessed through mobile devices.
Mobile sites are often more simple in design than what you’re used to viewing when looking at Web pages on your computer. This is done because mobile screens are very small when compared to computer screens; only an uncluttered, uncomplicated design will do for mobile users who are looking at a very small space.
Mobile sites, however, can be every bit as media- and content-rich as any standard Web site you’ll find on the Internet. You can still include graphics, video, music, content and other extras with your mobile site, just as you would on a site designed for computer users. So, how do you create a mobile Web site, once you know what you’re going to put on it?
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