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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Reponsive Web Design : Does it download the same amount of data on every device?

I want to redesign my blog and website on wordpress to accommodate ever increasing mobile users and tablet users. I am also hearing about responsive design. I want to know does a responsive web ...
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Does having a mobile version of a website improve the page rank?

Does google crawl the mobile version of a website? I would think not, since the user agent would be that of the google bot. If it doesn't crawl it, does it mean that having a mobile version of a ...
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Should a mobile-only site use robots.txt?

I have a mobile site that is distinct from the corresponding desktop site. The sites share the same content, but the mobile site files are in a completely different directory. The main site had a ...
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Which screen resolution should I target for modern mobile phones? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Building for different screen sizes I am developing a site which needs to work on mobiles as well. I avoid specifying width and height by pixel. Mostly I am using ...
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Is it necessary to buy a WAP domain or just creating subdomain like wap.xxxx.com

We planning to launch mobile WAP site to our exiting customer lead tracking website is it necessary to buy WAP domain or else creating subdomain for existing domain like wap.xxx.com.
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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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254 views

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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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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Do mobile devices support file uploads via HTML forms?

I'm making a job application form for a website where one of the fields lets you attach a CV. I'm also mobile optimising the site with media queries. Can any mobile devices upload files in this way ...
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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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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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1 touch zoom issue for mobile site on opera

I'm optimising my site for the web. For testing I've downloaded the Opera mini app for my iPhone and the Opera mobile desktop browser for my PC. Often when you click or touch a link, rather than ...
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Javascript reliance an issue for mobile optimised sites?

I'm mobile optimising a site with media queries. As I understand mobile browsers are generally quite modern and can handle CSS3 etc well. So does this mean javascript reliance for the mobile version ...
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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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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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Can I use CSS to hide the tracking gif used by Google Analytics Mobile?

I am redesigning my mobile website which uses a 1x1px Google Analytics for Mobile Websites tracking gif. The old design displayed the image at the foot of the page, but my new design hides the gif ...
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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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Pointing to Google that a specific website is for mobiles

I have 2 websites: let's call them A and B. A is a Desktop optimized website. B is a mobile version of A, but it's not on the same domain. It also has a smaller amount of content/pages than A How ...
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Contact details on a mobile site

On the mobile version of a site I am working on I would like the user to be able to download a contact card straight into their address book. Is this possible with microformats (or anything for that ...
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Majority of mobile devices support media queries for screen width?

Where I can find statistics on what % of mobile devices browsing the web support media queries for screen widths? I want to know whether for mobile optimization I can assume the majority of users' ...
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What do you consider a “mobile” device?

I'm implementing a mobile-friendly version of our corporate web site and will be using WURFL to detect mobile browsers and redirect them to our mobile site. Having recently purchased an Android ...
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Mobile redirect strategy

Looking for help on deciding how to redirect users to a mobile optimized version of my site (m.mysite.com). Looking at two methods: Server configuration (.htaccess or even varnish) Webapp (php) ...
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Mobile URL strategy

I am going to be using jQuery Mobile to create a mobile version of my site. My question is about the best practice on the location of the mobile site, specifically, the URL. I am looking into two ...
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which URL should I chose for mobile?

I was looking everywhere (as well as on Google's blog) and could not find a straight answer to this question: which URL is the best for mobile from an SEO perspective? Is there a difference between: ...
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Extremely large spike in traffic on the 1st - 4th of every month from mobile browsers

I've noticed that on the 1st - 4th of the recent months (since January), several sites I maintain are getting thousands of requests from mobile browsers, whereas throughout the rest of the month, the ...
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Mobile web design: ebay mobile

when I looked at the eBay mobile web site, I realized, they have two versions: mobileweb.ebay.com > this seems to be the newer one m.ebay.com > looks older Is there a reason for it? Is the web site ...
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Recommended domain name for tablet version?

We are creating HTML5 web app for tablets ("tablet optimized" version of the web site). Mobile domain names have already standardized itself to m.yourdomain.com or yourdomain.mobi. But how about ...
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.htaccess mobile redirect issues

I'm trying to set up a mobile redirect for a site with 2 subfolders, and I cannot get both to work at the same time. This is the structure of the site www.mysite.com/EN/ www.mysite.com/ES/ This is ...
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Which current stock mobile browsers support linked phone numbers by default?

The better question is, are there any that currently DO NOT support auto linking of phone numbers by default? Main support for iPhone, Android, BB, Windows Phone, Palm. I'm trying to determine if I ...
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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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Targeting advertising for T-Mobile and Virgin Mobile users

We'd like to target our advertising to Virgin Mobile users. However, Virgin Mobile is actually on the T-Mobile network. So when we do a lookup of the IP address it reports T-Mobile. So this gives 2 ...
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How do sites manage browser and mobile versions?

I build a website either by simple HTML/CSS, or I build one using Drupal or Wordpress, for modern PC browsers. Now, I want a mobile-friendly version of the site. What is considered some of the best ...
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Should I block indexing of my mobile site?

I notice that Yahoo and Bing have started indexing the mobile version of my website, which is located at /mobile from the root. All of the mobile content is just a reduced layout version of the real ...
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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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SEO: how to handle the redirect page to mobile website when there is no equivalent

We have our website as site.com, and the mobile version at m.site.com When the user arrives, we detect the mobile from the user agent and redirects to the corresponding page there; for exemple from ...
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What are the most efficient/effective ways I can build a website for Mobile and Computer?

I want to make a website for one thing, I don't want to make two websites for one thing I want to make one. You probably agree with that. The problem is, we're walking away from this massive 22" ...
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free lightweight mobile webmail

I'm looking for a free lightweight mobile webmail. Something like squirrelmail but for mobile phones. roberto
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Which mobile device is appropriate as a utility tool for a web master?

Basically, I'm looking for a device to use on the road and I would prefer to not have to sit down for the majority of the tasks (which rules out netbooks, in my mind). I'm also hoping to spend less ...
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Mobile Web Site Templates

Is there any web site that you can recommend in which I can find premium (beautiful looking and professional) web site designs(themes) specific for mobile web sites? (paid or free)
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Mobile phone app or optimised mobile site?

I run a motor sport news website and currently deciding if I should go down the route of paying someone to develop an app for a phone, in which case I would need something compatible for iPhone, ...
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Mobile website causing duplicate content issue on Google - how do we fix it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? My website exists at www.<site>.com for desktop browsers and m.<site>.com ...
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Is it wrong to tell mobile users to view a site on their computer?

I am creating a web application that doesn't work correctly on mobile. I don't want to make it work on mobile because I would rather mobile users have a fully integrated experience and not have to use ...
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Mobile site link to youtube video, close app after video finished?

I'm linking to Youtube videos on my mobile site. On iPhone, when you click on a youtube link, it begins playing using the Youtube App When the video is finished, the Youtube App is still open--you ...
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Add valuable dynamic content to a mobile oriented (local) website, any suggestions?

HI to all, I'm developing a mobile website containing some valuable dynamic content for people living in my city. I did find some useful informations that aren't available in a quick, light mobile ...
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Looking for a good mobile framework

I am looking for a good mobile framework. This is for a university library, providing access to some database resources, hours and the like. I have heard good things about the MIT Mobile Web Project ...
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How to receive sensor input, eg. gyroscope? (existing technology or future proposals)

Is there currently a way to for a web application to receive data from mobile device's sensors (eg. gyroscope, accelerometer, compass) through its browser? If not, do any formal proposals exist for ...
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Creating a mobile website

I'm going to create a mobile version of a website. This is the first time I'll be creating a mobile specific website. What do I need to know? What do I need to be aware off? Good tips and ...
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Videos being accessible via web and mobile users

I have to make videos accessible to Blackberry, iPhone and web users. After some initial research I figured that .MP4 seems to be the best format to do this in. However, my question is: What is the ...
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Is the m subdomain automatically supported / redirected by mobile devices, if not how should I redirect?

I'm trying to set up a mobile version of a site, and I'm wondering if I can just set up a m subdomain and put the mobile site in there, or if I need to set up some kind of redirect to make phones ...
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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 ...