In the website context this means sites that are designed to be viewed on devices with lower resolution screens than desktops.

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Which fonts are the most common ones across different devices?

What is the most common font on different desktop and mobile devices. I need my website texts to have the same look and size on different devices.
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Is it OK to use jQuery for responsive web design?

I have been tasked to update a site to make it responsive and appear correctly on smart phones. Unfortunately, the site in its current form isn't very easy to work with - I can't just change the CSS. ...
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How to create new structure for mobile/tablet version of website? [closed]

I'm implementing the mobile/tablet version of a site with jQuery Mobile, so I need a complete different directory to place the files. The url structure is exactly the same, the only difference is that ...
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Website does not have post previews when viewing on mobile

For some reason when I view my site on mobile devices the homepage just displays the full article one after the other as opposed to thumbnail and text previews. Any idea what the reason behind this ...
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Should mobile webpages have hreflang links to non-mobile pages?

My site has multilingual links, which are specified like this on non-mobile pages: <link rel="alternate" hreflang="en" href="http://mydomain.com/page" /> <link rel="alternate" ...
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Mobile phone detection (brand, model, browser etc)

What do you use to detect visitor's mobile phone, down to the model if possible? Currently we maintain our own database but it's really getting behind due to lack of manpower to maintain it, so we ...
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'Buy the app' landing page implementations: redirect or JavaScript popup?

My site (using Django) has an app that I'm trying to push - I currently have a piece of middleware that redirects the user to a page advertising the app if they're accessing the page on the iPhone, ...
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Is there a way to see Desktop Events vs Mobile Events in Google Analytics like it does Goals?

In Google Analytics in the Mobile Overview it shows Desktop / Mobile / Tablet and has columns for conversions/goals. Most of our setup is using Event triggers not linked to any Goal though. For ...
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Mobile and desktop SEO, double content [duplicate]

I have a website for desktop and mobile. On desktop I have a left sidebar with 10 images and a left content main with text and images content. On mobile On the mobile it's too much to show all 10 ...
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Incorrect rel-alternate-hreflang implementation

Google Webmaster Tools advised the following to us: We have noticed that on a number of the pages on your site the rel-alternate-hreflang implementation is incorrect. In particular, there ...
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What is more preferable, creating dedicated domains for mobile apps that shares different content or associate them with folders in one domain?

I want to consult you in an SEO matter which I am completely lost with. I've built a social mobile application that allows users to share text content and made all the content that appears on the ...
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Will Google omit my site from mobile search results if I do not have a mobile optimized site?

I have heard rumors that if I do not have a mobile-optimized web-site (whether through responsive design or redirection to a mobile version of the site) that Google will not show my site when a user ...
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Apple and Google Mobile Apps stores, does accepts duplicated app names? [closed]

Suppose my android and ios app is actually named damnit and it allows users to connect to their friends Now in google play store and apple apps store there is an app called "damnit" that is not mine ...
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Can Google track the referring URL from their Google Maps URL Scheme on Android and iOS devices?

If you click on a Google Maps URL link (comgooglemaps://) on a website in Safari or Chrome on an Android or iOS device that opens up the native Google Maps App, can/does Google track the referring ...
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Mobile site and ranking concerns

For this particular website there's no current mobile version. My question is: by creating a simplified mobile version of the site, with obviously less content but more accessible, wouldn't the site ...
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Mobile Redirect vs Mobile Responsive for SEO

Given that I'm using <link rel="alternate" href="http://m.example.com"> on my desktop site and <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.example.com"> on mobile, is there any SEO reason for ...
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In the website for a mobile app, is it legal to show photos of actual phones?

In most websites that showcase mobile apps, photos of actual phones are shown as an example of what the app looks like. Sometimes, the phone's brand is visible; other times, the device is clearly an ...
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Mobile browser statistics by versions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What mobile browsers for testing? Where can I find more detailed mobile usage statistics so I know which devices to test on? This link gives info by OS, but not by ...
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Google Analytics for mobile site

My HTML pages redirect users with mobile devices to a /mobile folder with corresponding HTML pages. Should I paste the regular Google tracking code in the mobile pages too or will that mess up my ...
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Desktop ↔ mobile site redirection logic

I want the to know the correct desktop to mobile redirection logic. How should a visitor be sent to mobile version or the desktop version of site? I've a mobile site: m.example.com and desktop site ...
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Which Blackberry devices to buy for testing?

I want to test my mobile-optimised site on BlackBerry devices. I've managed to find out BlackBerry's market share, but where can I find out the rough market share of each individual handset so I know ...
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Website won't work without www on mobile phone

I have updated the .htaccess file so that when someone types in example.com, they are redirected to www.example.com. This works great on my computer, but when I try it on my cell phone is does not ...
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686 views

List of phones that support media queries? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Majority of mobile devices support media queries for screen width? Is there any resource that lists which phones support media queries? I'm optimizing my site. It ...
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Downside to mobile first (media query / js reliant) design?

I'm working on a site where mobile optimization is important. I like the idea of a mobile first approach, where ALL CSS styles are loaded with media queries, and none are loaded as a ‘base’. This ...
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Website design using responsive approach or mobile site

I have been looking for mobile desktop website solution & I am confused with the information available on internet. In some case article talk about Responsive approach with the future but i am ...
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Which mobile browsers for testing?

I've mobile optimised a site with media queries and I now want to know which devices / emulators I should test with. Where can I find information on what mobile browsers are out there, ideally with a ...
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Multiple meta tags for mobile optimisation?

For mobile optimization I've read that you should include all the following meta tags: <meta name="HandheldFriendly" content="true" /> <meta name="MobileOptimized" content="320" /> ...
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SEOs: mobile version using AJAX: how to be properly read by crawlers?

Before anything else, I'd like to emphasize that I've already read this and this. Here's what I can do: First choice: create classical web version with all products in that page - ...
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Mobile device screen resolution statistics?

Are there any statistics (or an industry standard) for mobile device screen resolutions? I'm optimising a site for mobile. So far I've just used one media query and it works fine down to about 240px ...
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is it possible testing a site on a smartphone using a local server and wifi?

Is there any way to access a local server via a smartphone during developement, or must I test it online?
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Updating Google sitemap for mobile

I have a series of utilities to generate Google sitemaps for my whole site. These files are massive, and slow to build. We want to start telling Google these pages are mobile-crawl-able too, by ...
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What is the most accessible charting framework for mobile devices? [closed]

We are building a finance website and need to chart stocks along an x and y axis and would like to use pinch and zoom interaction to change focus on the charts. What is the most accessible charting ...
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Get phone number of (via mobile networks) browsing mobile device

I recently figured out, that the web site of my phone provider (mobile) mysteriously identifies me and automatically logs me into my account when I'm accessing with my android phone, as if it knew my ...
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Exclude pages from search results based on device class (mobile/desktop)

We're currently building a new responsive website. While working on the site map, we figured that we don't want to show certain sections on mobile devices. This can be easily done by hiding the ...
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Will ranking be affected with a mobile XML sitemap for a mobile site with the same URLs as the desktop site?

We have a site with both a desktop version and a mobile version. Most of the content are the same and both versions have the same URL, but the HTML generated is device specific. Looking at Google's ...
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Responsive design websites: one or two sitemaps?

Assuming one develops a website where the layout of pages depends on the device (PC, smartphone, etc...) - in other words it follows the responsive web design principles - should one create one or two ...
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How can my site detect mobile phones and switch visitors to a mobile Domain?

My Question is that when user enter the website: http://www.example.com then they will just go to automatically to http://www.example.mobi how can i do this .. is their any technique behind that. ...
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Using same Google Adsense units for web and mobile versions [duplicate]

I'm redesigning a website. This time it will be responsive, so that the same pages that are loaded into a desktop browser will be loaded in mobile browsers as well. The question is: can I use the ...
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Screen resolution of Googlebot mobile?

Does Googlebot-Mobile have a viewport resolution it sends across? If so, what is it? It's a general question with broad relevance, but I am asking with reference to responsive design: particularly ...
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Is it important to add a mobile sitemap?

I've recently added a mobile version of a web-app. Most web-page URL's like mydomain.com/folder/page now have another version mydomain.com/mobile/folder/page In the web-page I've added: <link ...
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Mobile site redirection and Google crawlers

I have a HTML website where users can select a product (going through categories/subcategories) and then when they choose the product they can customize it in a Flash application. I would like to ...
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Website inaccessabile to T-Mobile users

I have a website I'm working on that is being hosted on host-ed.net, (a free web hosting provider). I've been sending people to my site to see how it looks, and I'm having a lot of mobile users with ...
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How do people create website where they have a screen shot inside a phone image?

I am trying to work on my website, which is for a mobile application. While I can put an image of my app screenshot on my website, what I am not sure how to do is to create a shiny device image like ...
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Is it okay to redirect all mobile users to a mobile coming soon page?

I recently read this article on google webmasters blog which said that we should avoid redirection of users on mobile to one single page as it interrupts their flow. Now I have a site on which I have ...
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Touch-friendly radio buttons for mobile devices?

I am using WordPress and WP Pro-Quiz to create a quiz. Each answer has a radio button on the side (input type="radio"). When I click anywhere on the same row from the touch-screen on my computer, the ...
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Does Google Search know if your site is mobile?

When a user does a search from their desktop, do Google search results know if any site is mobile aware? Does that affect their placement? What if a site is responsive? Many mobile validators don't ...
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Buttons or text navigation in mobile website

When building a mobile site, will using JPG buttons for navigation penalize the SEO for the site? (Assuming I use proper keyword alt text for the buttons) Stylistically the site obviously looks ...
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Filtering desktop users by user agent string

In order to determine whether to serve the mobile or full version of my site by default, I use a service that examines requests to determine the type of device they originated from. However, calls to ...
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Content blocks on dedicated pages rather than listed on one page

I am doing a web site for a client. The descriptions for all his services are rather short and precise so I decided to put them all (about 10 of them) on one page and have a sticky menu in the sidebar ...
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Web-based CMS for mobile app [duplicate]

I'm just about to start developing a mobile app which needs to be fed from a CMS. I started designing the tables when I thought there must be something out there which could save me a load of time and ...