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Unless I missed something I do not believe this is automatic. These sites have made a special mobile versions of their site and are redirecting them there automatically through code on their servers. If you know PHP there is a handy PHP code generator that will create the code for depending on your exact needs. This site seems to offer many more languages. ...
You will definitely have to build your own redirect. It really depends on you language as to how to do it. Also, this was asked on SO a while back, here. Check out WURLF as the SO answer suggests. When you make the redirect you will want to make sure to use a 302 Redirect.
MP3 MP3 is the most popular format and it's supported by most of phones, including Android, Windows Phone, Symbian... iPhone? m4r iPhone apparently uses another format, M4R, as I understand it's just a regular iTunes AAC with a different extension. It's very easy to convert an MP3 to iPhone ringtone. see this What to do You can either add two ...
The technique you're looking for is called responsive design, utilizing CSS3, this approach allows the content layout and text sizing to change according to the user's browser window size or the screen resolution of their chosen device. Here are a few resources/links/ideas:- CSS Tricks is a great example of responsive design in action SpeckyBoy magazine ...
How are you planning on detecting whether a user is surfing on a mobile device or not? Keep in mind that not all mobile browsers behave like mobile browsers. In fact, the browser on many newer smart phones seem to try to pass themselves off as regular desktop browsers since they already match most features of a full-fledged desktop browser and don't want to ...
I personally access the web from my phone about 90% of the time when I'm not at work so if it doesn't work on the phone it is not a viable option for me, but currently the overwhelming population still uses desktops or laptops, so you should still have a sizable potential user base by ignoring mobile. I ascribe to the theory of "if you're trying to please ...
16x16 is still best practice, this isn't something that is likely to change soon. To answer your second question; Mobile devices that try and include an image for a bookmark or website generally use the favicon. I can't speak for them all but certainly the ones you mentioned there don't have any special icon type or setting.
Androids use the Android Browser as well as a few others that they can download. You can test your website on using an Android VM on your local machine. While for iPhone, iPad testing I recommend you get yourself these devices as there is no VM's available for these devices and the online emulators are not the real deal.
That depends on the device and version. The most common, particularly for less new devices is the Android Browser. Like Chrome, it is based on Webkit and identifies itself as: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android x.x; Build/xx) AppleWebKit/530.17 (KHTML like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari 530/17 Most recent - at least those from Google - devices use Chrome ...
I can't seem to find anything either about this, but the one thing I can assume is that because the mobile screen is much smaller that the scroll speed is probably faster, e.g. if you do a big long swipe on the mobile vs a swipe on the desktop it wouldn't scroll as fast because there is less data to scroll.
I can't speak for Android but a quick search would seem to suggest it's handled by an app or free reader app rather than the browser. The iPhone opens PDF's on the fly in Safari and if you save them it saves them in iBook. You don't have to do anything special to achieve this just link to the PDF as you normally would.
Yes, it is common practise. As a matter of fact, there are frameworks out there that gives you the possibility to deploy mobile-friendly websites to multiple mobile platforms, such as: PhoneGap Titanium Mobile
Well, it should not be too hard depending on your level of knowledge of Objective C and Java. If I were you, check out a book called iPhone Programming The big nerd ranch guide by Joe Conway and Aaron Hillegass. That should get you going in the right direction for iPhone programming. Android I can not really say as I do not know much about it nor have read ...
iPhone and iPads don't support flash and the only SSH you get is on either jailbroken (and that isn't very good, or so I have heard) or on a server. There is support for ftp and svn as long as you don't want to actually run the files locally. I use my ipad for edits on the go that I can then upload and view on my server. One option is the Nokia Internet ...
you can use UserAgent detection, or you can use the jQuery.support(). Since you are looking for specific functionality, you can combine the two to get what you want. UserAgent might actually be your best bet. Do this with a .htaccess file to cut down on your http requests, and possibly flashing your main site before redirection in the case of slow ...
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