In the last article I wrote, we explored the use of mobile websites, and whether the increasing trend for mobile devices would affect the way in which you need to reconsider your web presentation to your future clientele. In this article, I’m going to give you the pointers you need to help you really qualify what mobile and dynamic websites are all about.
Mobile internet access via an array of
Portable devices is a now a
part of typical business persons day.
Business people will no longer wait until they get home before
they can log on…
This article gives you a broad overview on the scope of a mobile website, and how that falls under the umbrella of a dynamic website. Dynamic websites adapt their presentation either from the browser perspective, or provide usability for the owner to upload new information.
Even something as simple as a content management system [CMS] such as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla will allow rich content to be updated with ease and is fundamentally part of the dynamic website approach. You don’t want your visitors to be turned away by stale content, but at the same time not all CMSs are built equal with slick themes for usability. You might want to test your site appearance on many platforms and browsers to see how well it adapts.
Even though many people are stating that responsive web design is taking more time and money to implement it isn’t at all true. It may be a statement of frustration to try to minimize the importance of RWD and start a movement against it.
Take your pick of webmaster tools to add to your repository. Here is the definitive list of tools to check your website’s compatibility across many platforms and user interfaces – visually! Each tool listed will serve a different preference, you may prefer a book-marklet, a browser based web client, or a downloadable tool. Now you can check things like whether your website CSS script is adaptable to the user agent, or screen size. Of course if this represents the possibility that you may have a lot of work on your plate to adapt the website, you could consider making things more simple… Mohit Verma in the following article examines usability from an All-Text perspective. It was made as a usability suggestion on a government website:
Today, while browsing through the web, I found a website named Office for Disability Issues. As mentioned on their website, “The Office for Disability Issues (ODI) is part of the Department for Work and Pensions and works …
Mohit Verma makes a succinct evaluation of the government website’s recommendations. A picture speaks a thousand words, and many mobile devices have text readers built into them for those more visually impaired on small screen browsing.
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