Lively discussions on the graphic arts and publishing — in print or on the web

Go Back   Desktop Publishing Forum > General Discussions > Web Site Building & Maintenance

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 09-16-2010, 09:46 AM   #1
Steve Rindsberg
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 6,874
Default Mobile versions of sites ... when are they appropriate?

I've really come to appreciate the companies whose web sites detect that I'm on a mobile phone browser. In fact sometimes I'll use the mobile version of the site on the desktop, simply because as a rule it's blazing fast and pared down to just the stuff I need to accomplish the task at hand. Lots to be said for that.

I've toyed with the idea of a mobile version of one or more of my own sites (if only via a mobile version of the css). I wonder if there's any reasonable case to be made for the effort though. One site is a huge FAQ about PowerPoint.

If you've run into a PPT question, it's almost a sure thing that you're using PowerPoint. That means you're at a computer, not a mobile phone. Granted, you may not have internet access on the PC, but for the most part, I'd expect most of our visitors to be on a PC, so they'd have no real need of a mobile version of the site.

[Reminds self to have a look at the logs to see if we're getting traffic from a substantial number of mobile browsers. If so, there's the answer. Cater to 'em.]

Steve Rindsberg
and stuff
Steve Rindsberg is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Testing on Multiple Versions of Internet Explorer Tim Lodge Web Site Building & Maintenance 12 04-16-2009 09:53 AM
Mobile Cell developments. Richard Waller The Corner Pub 13 12-14-2007 06:10 PM
Photoshop CS3 - two versions Andrew B. Software 7 06-04-2007 04:18 PM
Need a new mobile phone annc The Corner Pub 24 03-22-2006 10:09 PM
Old versions of software Andrew B. The Corner Pub 2 04-14-2005 04:55 PM

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:05 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Contents copyright 2004–2018 Desktop Publishing Forum and its members.