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Making websites Smart Phone Friendly

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SpellZ, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    So a lot of my clients are wondering if I do it and they are all willing to pay extra for it.
    Is there a software that does this? Or whaddap?

    Please let me know
     
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    dubious Regular Member

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    Well, if you want to do it the proper way you'll want to put the work in with creating powerful @media queries in the CSS and create a flexible framework that the website will work natively no matter if someone is accessing it via their smart phone or mobile device or anything. That takes work, experience and a solid understanding of UI.

    If you don't have access to that (don't have any good web devs as contractors etc), there are mobile website convertors out there. Not 100% perfect but they can work.

    Code:
    http://www.dudamobile.com/ 
    http://www.mobisitegalore.com/index.html
    http://mofuse.com/
    http://bmobilized.com/index.php
    http://www.convertwebsite.com/
    http://mobify.me/
    http://www.onbile.com/
    http://www.mobileappamerica.com/
    http://mobstac.com/
    
    This way, you have to redirect a user to a subdomain with the mobile site and you'd be ok.
     
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  3. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    dubious, thank you so so so much!
     
  4. moneylover

    moneylover Junior Member

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    You don't need a tool if you're able to code html and css. Such a mobile page is nothing else then a "normal page". You just need to redesign it for a smaller touchscreen. It's just about the usability and maybe some less features or browser requirements.
     
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    Cartharsis Junior Member

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    There's also wordpress plugins like wptouch. Can't really tell how good they are since I'm a total newbie on this subject... Just thought you may want to check it out :)
     
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    LOL-Blaster Regular Member

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    Just hire a designer.

    It will save you a lot of headache.
     
  7. sukataetumba

    sukataetumba Senior Member

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    I've been doing mobile for quite some time now and creating a standalone mobile site on a subdomain seems to be the best option.

    If you really must, some of the wordpress mobile plugins are acceptable but nothing I would recommend.

    Let me know if you need help.
     
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    thanks for sharing, it's a good one here