When considering a website for mobile devices you should think about your target audience, who is viewing it, and what device are they going to view it on. Colour options, Image resolutions, URL's and functions should be well considered. Using shorter URL's is much better for typing on a cell phone, however long link text is easier to tap. If you are building a mobile website consider choosing a URL for the new site such as www .website/mobile or you can add a custom sub domain to your existing domain such as


Keep your navigation and links below your headline on your iPhones. The first thing that cell phones show is the headline. It is critical for images to be small and optimized as this will eliminate any long downloading times and avoid any extra wireless fees the user may incur while downloading an image that has not been optimized or is too large. Reduce the amount of content. Because of the different sizes of cell phones, not everything can fit reasonably onto the mobile phone. Only use the most important features and content, as this makes them easier to read and navigate around. Consider designs for touch screen users and non-touch screen user as fingers tend to be too thick to hit a small link accurately and if two links are too close together the user can accidentally tap the wrong one.


Things to avoid when designing websites for mobile devices Most mobile devices do not support Flash, cookies, fonts, Java Applets, frames or pop ups. You should avoid these technologies when considering a website for mobile devices. Most cell phones have no cookie support, and frames simply do not work on mobile devices. Also consider your use of fonts. Choose a font that is readable on small screens and don't assume that the font that you used on your mobile website will be available on the cell phone that is being used.

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