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Post FAQ: Mobile website?
on: May 30, 2012, 00:08
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Will there ever be a mobile version of this website?

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Never say never... but...

I am fundamentally AGAINST mobile websites. The examples I have seen are not only ugly, but functionally inferior to their desktop counterparts. I am also against the 90's philosophy of writing different code for different browsers. I believe that a well designed and standards compliant website should render just fine on smaller screens, because mobile web browsers should be designed to handle such content with scaling and zooming easily without hassle.

All that said, I frequently test my website on both a tablet (WeTab) and a smartphone (Nokia N900), and my website looks good and works well.

I personally use free and open source systems, except when otherwise required by an employer. Therefore, I do not test on the devices necessary to build a mobile site.

Lastly, the general aim of a mobile site is to provide quick information to mobile users, not very applicable to my website.

Daniel L Wells, WE1LS

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