Site not being optimised for mobile devices

My site works great on desktop and also looks great on iPhone. It isn’t however ‘optimised’ for mobile devices according to some.

When I designed the site I wasn’t asked to optimise it for mobile devices (which is fine and the client knows and appreciates that) although it does look good. Are there any tips / techniques that anyone uses to optimise their sites better? And also what others think that ‘Optimising’ the site means.

There are a few issues with how it looks and performs on Android. But I can sort those out.


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If you don’t mean iPhone and you don’t mean Android, seriously, what’s left? What do your server logs say about the number of Windows Phone users or whatever Nokia used to make two years ago? What percentage of your users are complaining? In my experience, you never hear when you do a great job, you only hear from the two people in Topeka who are having trouble viewing your site on WebTV.

Walter

On Feb 13, 2012, at 11:12 AM, BigG wrote:

My site works great on desktop and also looks great on iPhone. It isn’t however ‘optimised’ for mobile devices according to some.


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It was more a case of the fact that someone had suggested server the site to the browser with different css file - optimised for mobile devices, single column etc.

Not that I’m going to do that as it’s not necessary, but if there were any other tips to watch out for / implement then I would emily them. My site currently has 30% of viewers using mobiles.


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Hi Nathan,
Something to possibly look into is what is referred to as responsive design where you use media queries in CSS to deliver different style sheets depending on the device viewing the site. For example take a look at the following site and bring the browser width in;

You should see the layout change to suit desktop, iPad and mobile screen widths.
The frustration (at the moment) is that Freeway is a fixed view web design application and implementing designs like this is currently possible in the application but requires a fair amount or manual CSS styling.
Regards,
Tim.

On 13 Feb 2012, at 18:06, BigG wrote:

It was more a case of the fact that someone had suggested server the site to the browser with different css file - optimised for mobile devices, single column etc.


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