Business and Management

All About Mobile Web Design

Mobile web design involves developing internet-related applications to display on a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet computer, that is connected to the internet via a wireless network. This design still suffers from usability and interoperability issues at this time. Usability issues are difficult due to the small physical size of the phone's form factor.

Interoperability issues arise from the fragmentation of platforms into mobile devices, mobile operating systems, and mobile browsers. Going forward, the gap between mobile networks and proprietary mobile applications is expected to further blur as mobile browsers gain direct access to mobile device hardware and browser-based application performance improves. Businesses can take help from professional mobile web design companies such as to develop their website and make it mobile-friendly. 

Persistent storage and access to complex graphical user interface features can further reduce the need to develop platform-specific applications and web designs. To assist web designers, development standards are implemented to improve usability, interoperability, and accessibility.

The W3C has published guidelines for mobile web design and is actively addressing device diversity by developing technologies to support the storage of device descriptions. They also developed a validation scheme to assess the readiness of content destined for mobile networks through its mobile scheme. This allows web designers to quickly determine if their content is web-ready.