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Strategies for mobile versions of sites, any tips?
What are good strategies to make a site as accessible as possible to mobile devices?
i don't think having just a mobile version of a css file cuts it any more as sites get more and more complex. Plus, with phones such as iPhone providing a good experience to begin with, it would ignore the mobile style sheet anyway. And for iPhone I'd want to offer a unique experience.
So what would you suggest if you want to support iPhone and Blackberry? (android later if the stats show visitors from that user agent)
For iPhone I was thinking of directing all traffic with the iPhone (and iPod) user agent to a subdomain (or webapp). At that subdomain provide only the absolute essentials such as the most recent 10 articles posted and a search field to find older content. At the top of the page I'd always provide a link to allow those visitors to go to the full site (and drop a cookie to remember the visitor's preference). I'd also have a link appear at the top of the full site version to allow visitors to go back to the iPhone-optimized site.
Is that a good strategy?
As for Blackberry, I'm completely stumped. Don't they have a bazillion different screen sizes with each device having different page rendering capabilities? What's the best way to provide an optimized experience for them?