View Full Version : designing for Mobile Web

02-04-2008, 06:10 PM
I've been designing websites, professionally, for over 7 years now. Still haven't migrated in doing COMPLETE CSS production of my page (but using it for font/link management currently)...still using a general amount of nested tables.

Rather than going out and buying a 300 page book on designing for mobile web, I was wondering about the following scenarios.

Scenario 1: Existing Client website
the site is already designed, but definitely not optimal for web. full of nested tables, with little CSS attached. Is their an additional browser detection and/or CSS code that I would need to apply to the site, so that it strips it down to be optimal?

Scenario 2: New Site / Subdomain
Not sure if some of this overlaps Scenario one, with browser detection, but instead of having to re-design the site entirely in CSS (if i had to), but perhaps having detection of a mobile web device that would relay to something like http://mobile.yourdomain.com (http://mobile.yourdomain.com/) ?

General question: if and when I do need to do graphics, what's the safest pixel height and pixel width?

If someone could answer my initial questions/scenarios, and then any additional resource links/books, I'd be happy to do the rest myself. Thank you!

02-05-2008, 11:24 PM
Well, I know nothing about this, but the links on this page may be helpful.