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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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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 ...
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How to tell robots that site is viewable on mobile phones?

Is there any markup or meta-tag which I can place in the pages of my website to tell crawlers which pages are either for web or for mobile?
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Designing for mobile site?

I need to design a mobile site for phones and tablet, should I design for retina and scale down or the opposite? Or should I even design for retina? Thanks
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looking for a comparable service like one.com, but need more domain parkings? any ideas? [duplicate]

I have a simple and small website, webshop, email and mobile version. one.com would be OK for this, but I want to store some more domains which one.com won't allow. Thanks a lot people! rikolino
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Flash intro or embedded video?

So a client of mine wants his homepage to start off something like this: http://www.roche-bobois.com/#/en-CA/home (It's basically a Flash intro that starts with a vector drawing of a furniture ...
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Any mobile-friendly Credit Card billing solutions for mobile sites similar to Bango?

Are there any mobile-friendly Credit Card billing solutions for mobile sites similar to Bango? The advantages of Bango I have seen compared to regular Credit Card solutions that make it considerably ...
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Optimizing data downloaded via 'link' media queries and asynchronous loading

I have a website that tries to make sensible use of media queries and avoid 'expensive' CSS for users of mobile devices. My eventual goal is to make it 'mobile-first' but for now, since it is based on ...
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301 or 302 redirect for mobile/non-mobile pages

I'm setting up redirection for mobile/non-mobile pages. User agent is detected and redirected appropriately, but the ?mobile=1 or ?mobile=0 flag can be used to force a switch. When that flag is ...
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Redirect search traffic to mobile page

For my arcade website I made a tablet website (t.example.com) The flash games on my normal website (example.com) don't work on tablets. On the tablet website I publish HTML5 games that do work. I ...
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How to see the amount of visits from mobile bookmarks

For my website I want to see in Google Analytics how many people have been visiting my website through a bookmark icon on their phone's screen. This way I can learn how many people have bookmarked my ...
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Google Analytics ID web/mobile app exchange possible?

If I have a website with Google Analytics ID UA-xxxx, and now I want to develop an iOS app related to my site, can I use the same id UA-xxxx or do I have to create a new ad-hoc one?
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Google Analytics: Tracking mobile visits on a different top level domain

I have set up tracking for my website with the async snippet, the website is running on example.com. Now I want to add Analytics tracking to my (perl-based) mobile website example.mobi. I have added ...
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785 views

How to make a website fit in mobile browsers

How should a good website work in a mobile browser? Should it adapt to fit the browser window size, or should it redirect to a page that is made to fit in mobile browsers?
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Single-page-apps and alternate / canonical URLs for mobile websites

I have a "normal" website and I am currently developing a mobile version of the site. Because of the complexity of the shown information, I am using a separate domain (mysite.mobi) and no responsive ...
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Do I need a brand new template for mobile web-app?

I've a web-application currently serving only desktop clients. I will be creating a mobile-friendly version of the application. I am wondering: Do I need to create the design from scratch and use ...
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How to externally host a mobile website?

I've built a cool mobile website/app using JQuery Mobile. I want to offer that to clients, but I want to use my own hosting. Here's what I want to do If a user uses a mobile device to visit ...
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Best practice for Google Analytics on a mobile site

I have a new mobile site which sites on m., m.example.com What is the best method for integrating it's Google Analytics data with the existing data I have. I want them together so I can easily see ...
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Rel=alternate / canonical implemented for mobile, canonical not being respected

I manage an ecommerce website that has mobile URLs on a subdomain, so m.rootdomain.com. On the mobile URLs, there's a canonical pointing to the relevant product on the www. subdomain (desktop site). ...
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How can I simulate mobile device browsers to test websites on a desktop?

Are there any good tools that can be run on desktop machines (Windows or Linux) that can simulate a mobile device, preferably with some options as to screen size and mobile browser (user agent if not ...
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adsense leaderboard 728x90 for mobile?

I use the same html for both desktop and mobile version of my site, with a different css. The problem is the 728x90 leaderboard that doesn't fit into my mobile version layout. Is there a suggested ...
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File formats to download ringtones

What file formats and other specifications must be used to give ringtones (to download) in a website? I'm interested in giving away just one ringtone. The target audience uses smartphones with ...
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Appcache and jquery mobile on a CMS powered site?

Has anyone used the cache manifest to make a CMS site work offline? I've made a demo with static html files which seems to work fine, so I'm assuming it wouldn't be too hard to achieve the same thing ...
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Is my project a web site or a mobile app?

I am a web developer. I have been developing web sites professionally for 15+ years using ColdFusion, SQL Server, and jQuery. I am doing a project for a client that uses the above technologies. The ...
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Get reports in Google Analytics for smart phones only (not tablets)?

I'm trying to use Google Analytics to see how mobile phone browsers are performing on my site compared to users with larger displays. If I click the 'mobile' tab I can see goal and ecommerce ...
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jquery image slider for jquery mobile website

I have found a fancy looking cubic jquery image slider for jquery mobile website here: http://m.jeep.com/en/mobile/vehicles/selector.html?app=bmo#&ui-state=dialog Now I want to use this slider in ...
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HTML 5, Fluid Pages and Google Mobile Index

I am currently migrating my site to HTML5, at the same time designing pages so that they are "fluid" and are equally presentable for a mobile or a large screen. I took the fluid approach so as not to ...
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Mobile Browser Usage Statistics

I'm looking for global mobile browsers usage statistics from time to time compared to desktop browsers. Any better ideas than http://gs.statcounter.com/ ? I need it as a reference for my college ...
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Low “time on site” and high bounce-rate in Japan

I'm seeing a substantially low "time on site" and high bounce rate from visitors coming from Japan. Comparing to other states, even in languages I don't speak, the stats are still dramatically worse. ...
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Mobile site robots.txt [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I block indexing of my mobile site? Should I allow webcrawlers to index the mobile versions of my websites? Is that a good practice from a SEO perspective? ...
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How is the scrolling in mobile browsers (touch) different from desktop browsers?

I know scrolling works differently on mobile devices since they don't fire the scroll event right away. What else is different? Where can I learn more about it? I want to know if it has any other ...
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multilingual mobile site and google seo [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I structure my urls for both SEO and localization? What's the preferred SEO compliance for a mobile website that is multilingual ? I have - web: en: ...
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URL for separate mobile site

I've had a look through this site and found several similar questions but none which address my current needs. Normally I create responsive sites but on occasion I will create a 'desktop' and a ...
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https (SSL) instead of http for mobile users

I am building myself a new website, out of privacy and security concerns I am contemplating trying to make it https only. It will be mobile-friendly using media queries but I am concerned--especially ...
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How to share web content to mobile?

I am newbie. I built a site. But I am not know how to share web content to mobile? I mean add some button, user click the button, share site url or content to android, iphone or even basic symbian ...
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Subdomain versus .mobi domain

I'm planning to extend an existing website by a version which is optimized for mobile devices. Would it be a good idea to register a .mobi domain or is it better to use a subdomain (for ...
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What are the different ways of making a Joomla! website mobile friendly?

I am involved in the development of a number of Joomla! websites and we would like to make these websites mobile friendly. I have done a bit of searching online and I can't seem to find any standard ...
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Google Analytics: How can I traffic and referrals from iPad applications?

In Google Analytics, there is extensive information on the mobile device, version and browser version. However, this doesn't seem to go beyond the mobile browser. I would like to determine which ...