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How To Make Your Website Mobile



The mobile industry is heavily growing. Many people don’t have a computer while commuting, but what they do have is their smartphone. Now a days you probably heard of the iPhone, Palm Pre, or Android phones. These are all smart phone used by millions of people each day. To give you an idea, the iPhone has over 50 million units. Those are some impressive numbers, don’t forget about the iPod touch as well. Although i don’t know how many units have been sold, you can probably guess alot. These mobile devices are a huge target market that you should be part of. What I’am trying to say here is that you should make sure your website, or blog is mobile ready. To do this i have listed a few tools below.

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Applications

1. MoFuse

MoFuse is the fastest growing network of build-it-yourself mobile sites in the world. Short for Mobile Fusion, MoFuse provides a platform that enables businesses, bloggers and any other web publisher to provide a compelling mobile experience on any mobile device.

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2. Mobify

Mobile web access is growing by 30% every year, but most websites don’t work well on a small screen. Mobify is a web service that provides a quick way to optimize a site for mobile access. Publishers, web designers and bloggers use Mobify to design visually engaging and usable mobile layouts for their existing sites.

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3. Mowser

Mowser mobilizes the web by taking HTML pages normally viewed on a PC and adapts them so they work on a mobile phone. During this translation process, Mowser converts the page in a predictable, linear manner, details of which can be found on the dev.mobi. In order to ensure that the highest quality and most useful web page is displayed on your mobile phone or device, Mowser may alter images, text formatting and/or certain aspects of web page functionality, or forward to a publisher’s mobile version instead.

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4. Wirenode

Create a free mobile website using our mobile page editor. Feel free to try all functions, upload your pictures and customize your pages. You can create as many websites as you like, link them between each other and then publish them.

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5. Instantmobilizer

Instant Mobilizer, from dotMobi, delivers the mobile Web in seconds! dotMobi now offers a convenient and cost-efficient service to adapt an existing Web site into a mobile-friendly version. Instant Mobilizer resizes images, reformats text and inserts other mobile-friendly features to ensure your Web site works on any phone. Now that more than 60% of consumers have Web-enabled phones, Instant Mobilizer is perfect for small businesses!

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6. Mippin

Mippin is an agile and dynamic mobile applications and content company. Mippin is very similar to Mofuse, it allows you to quickly set up a mobile version of your website. Very easy to use and offers Admob for advertising options.

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7. Easymobilizer

Provides your current URL as optimized mobile version. Copy & paste one line and it all just works

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8. Google

If you want a fast, free, and easy way to do it, check out http://www.google.com/gwt/n You can optimize your website into a mobile version. The downside is that the url is really long. For this problem you can use a url shortening service like bit.ly. Another way of doing this wold be setting up a sub-domain that redirects to the google url.

Example: http://m.inspirationfeed.com will redirect to http://www.google.com/gwt/x?u=http://www.inspirationfeed.com&btnGo=Go&source=wax&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

WordPress Plugins

1. MobilePress

This plugin will render your WordPress blog on mobile handsets, with the ability to use customized themes. Built into MobilePress is the ability to track your mobile sites analytics and serve ads with Aduity.com. Aduity enables you to serve ads from some of the biggest mobile ad networks such as Admob, Quattro Wireless, Buzzcity and InMobi. You can also serve you own managed ads. You will also be able to track your visitors every move with Aduity analytics. The plugin allows WordPress theme developers to create custom mobile themes for MobilePress enabled blogs. Theme designers can create specific iPhone themes or generic mobile themes for other mobile devices. MobilePress is SEO enabled and detects Google, Yahoo and MSN mobile search bots. These mobile search engine bots will see the mobile version of your blog and get your mobile site indexed in the mobile search results.

2. WordPress Mobile Edition

WordPress Mobile Edition is a plugin that shows an interface designed for a mobile device when visitors come to your site on a mobile device. Mobile browsers are automatically detected, the list of mobile browsers can be customized on the settings page.

3. WordPress Mobile Pack

This is a complete toolkit to help mobilize your WordPress site and blog. It includes a mobile switcher to select themes based on the type of user that is visiting the site, a selection of mobile themes, extra widgets, device adaptation and a mobile administration panel to allow users to edit the site or write new posts when out and about.

4. Wptouch

More than just a plugin, WPtouch is a mobile theme for your WordPress website. Modelled after Apple’s app store design specs, WPtouch loads lightning fast and shows your content beautifully, without interfering with your regular site theme. WPtouch automatically transforms your WordPress blog into a web-application experience when viewed from an iPhone, iPod touch, Android, or BlackBerry Storm touch mobile device.

5. Wetomo WordPress to Mobile

Wetomo (Web to Mobile) is a service that allows publishers to display their existing web content to users on mobile phones and other handheld devices. This plugin detects when a user is on a mobile phone and automatically redirects them to Wetomo, which acts a a proxy between the mobile phone and the WordPress site and adapts the web site content to the mobile phone capabilities.

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 How To Make Your Website Mobile

Igor Ovsyannykov

Igor Ovsyannykov is a 21 year old geek, blogger, and designer. He mostly spends his time working here and sharing resourceful knowledge with others. He also enjoys weight lifting, hanging out with friends, and losing his mind to progressive house music. If you would like to reach him, send him an email to inspirationfeed@yahoo.com

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31 Comments

  1. forex robot says:

    Terrific work! This is the type of information that should be shared around the web. Shame on the search engines for not positioning this post higher!

  2. julio Rivera says:

    Great work I was thinking of making a post like this thanks for the ideas lol.

  3. found your site on del.icio.us today and really liked it.. i bookmarked it and will be back to check it out some more later

  4. Beben says:

    great list…thanks for share

  5. This is really a very helpful blog for the develop the mobile website,add some more details in future.

  6. Mobify works great. I’ve used it and see it works very well for my WordPress site.

  7. Chintan says:

    Hey can any one let me know exactly how should i do that.
    Awaiting ur reply

  8. install the plugin

  9. Dolido says:

    Thanks for this great post.

  10. Web Guy says:

    Very useful round-up. Just starting my first ‘true’ mobile site and this is a great resource to get me started. Not sure I like the hosted services tho.

  11. Cezanne says:

    Yeah, it’s good, very useful, thanks :)

  12. rohit86 says:

    hi….. nice info…..
    nw i m using mobilepress to by self hosted bolg.

  13. Helena says:

    That’s a great list, thanks for sharing!

    As you, Igor, asked to add to the list, I’d just add Moogo (http://www.moogo.com) to the list. You can’t make a mobile site to an already existing site with it, but when you make a website with Moogo, it automatically creates a mobile friendly version.

    Additionally there’s an option to choose which features you want to display in the mobile version and which you don’t (e.g. you can disable heavy photos or videos for mobile site).

    We made a video blog entry about this lately. Check it out here: http://www.moogo.com/blog/2010/06/24/111

  14. utari says:

    nice tips, great..
    i’ll try it..thanks for sharing

  15. mvhoute says:

    I’m still looking for a way to make a Joomla site mobile. There was an application called Osmobi, but they quit their service this year.

  16. Robi says:

    Is this true for ecommerce sites as well? Would appreciate your feedback/guidance.

  17. Igor Ovsyannykov says:

    Yes, you can always use the WordPress plugins. However if you want to use the companies listed they will strongly assist you.

  18. christina says:

    nice article igor, you might also want to take a look at http://www.mobilova.com , it’s a straighforward service to help users create and monetize mobile versions of their websites in minutes

  19. I am trying the WP touch Pro plugin. I haven’t quite tested it yet. does anyone have any feedback about it?

  20. cna says:

    thanks for sharing!

    i make a site to be mobile but there is a problem which cannot insert adsense code on. how can we do that?

    i seek some information mention that plugin of wp. still no working.

    any help here?

  21. Ethan says:

    Thanks for the great resources. Hope we can make it on your list on your next update :)

  22. michael schneider says:

    Fantastic work – love the list
    going to check out each one there

  23. Pete says:

    For anyone who uses Joomla for there CMS Mobile Joomla is awesome!

    http://www.mobilejoomla.com/

  24. Very useful information.. It gives me a start up for analyzing towards mobile related sites.

    Thanks
    Mani

  25. hp mini 210 says:

    Dude, I think there is a mistake in the first paragraph, but I have to say very interesting article. Thanks, nate Lagrasse

  26. nashad says:

    fast downloader

  27. i love the story……..you should plant a goal keeping reminding that you have something to look out so you can harvest your dream

  28. Judith says:

    I was actually missing zuznow.com on that list… I trued their solution and got a high-quality result and best mobile presence for only 35$ a month. I didn’t have to do anything – and the service was really good. Anyway – I recommend:-)

  29. How about a list of plugins for Joomla? Could any body suggest?

  30. Ganeshan Nadarajan says:

    Built into MobilePress is the ability to track your mobile sites analytics and serve ads.

  31. living room says:

    For Anyone Who Uses Joomla For There CMS Mobile Joomla Is Awesome!

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