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    Question Making Sites Mobile Capable...

    I work part time for my work study scholarship in an office that provides support to the faculty and staff for WebCT and other web related, web design related, and whatnot problems. The best part about it though is that I have TONS of resources to work with. Dreamweaver 8, books out the butt, blah blah blah. Anyways, on to my question...

    We've been handed a project by my supervisor to find a way to make our division website "mobile friendly." She wants us to find a way to kind of like, resize the page to fit better in say, a PDA screen. She herself knows nothing on the subject. So far, our Google search has only come up with a semi-solution using meta tags. The other solution we can think of is using javascript. Our idea is to take the general size of PocketPCs and PDA screens and whatnot, and tailor a site to be best viewable in those (very early idea, not sure if this will last). This is just the first day we were handed this project, so we still have plenty of time to come up with possible solutions, hence why I am asking for the AO community's input.

    Review: Find a way to make our page be more viewer friendly on mobile technology devices.

    How about it guys?

    -Cowbaal

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    So, I realized that Web Development threads don't default to the front page..... maybe this will be answered some day.

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    http://www.poweroftheweb.com/pda/index.htm
    http://www.pandemedia.biz/products_handheld.php
    Making Sites Mobile Capable
    typed that into the google search engine and they where 2 that looked interesting enough.

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    I don't know what platform you're coding for, but if it's MS, then ASP.NET will answer all your prayers: ASP.NET has built-in Mobile Controls - they automatically render contents based on the mobile device being used, so you don't have to worry about resizing contents and what not. If it's not an MS platform: Java has similar capabilities, but I'm not familiar with those...

    ASP.NET: http://msdn.microsoft.com/asp.net/reference/asp.netmc/
    Java: http://java.sun.com/products/midp/

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    Alright, thanks alot. I don't know what I didn't think of ASP.NET, we have books lieing around, but nobody that really knows how use it effectively. I'll talk to em about it though. Thanks again.

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