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Mobile compatible websites have become a must for most of the business entities as the world moves faster and is inclined towards the growth of mobile gadgets.  Today’s age band can even be called as a mobile-friendly one as life without mobile devices in these technology-driven days will certainly look empty.

About 30% of total internet users are using the web from their mobile devices. Android, iPhone, Windows, Samsung, Nokia, Motorola, BlackBerry and much more predominant companies have established their names strongly in the mobile market. In a nutshell, the world has been revolutionized by implausible mobile devices that have made lives much easier.

You may even think ‘what is the need of having mobile-compatible websites while your existing websites can still be reached by your target audience using mobiles?’ It is not as easy as you think; moreover mobile compatible websites are far more different from your ordinary websites and have numerous benefits like better compatibility, enhanced user experience, improved brand sovereignty, faster loading times and ‘one for all’ flexibility.

In such a speedy and techie environment where competition is at its peak, every mobile website designer is trying to prove his uniqueness with the use of latest web technologies. The most significant among them are:

XHTML MP: This is a hypertext markup computer language standard designed exclusively for mobile phones and few other devices. It is derived from XHTML Basic 1.1 with the addition of certain XHTML Modules.

CSS Mobile: Cascading style sheets are an excellent way of enhancing mobile user experience. Mobile-friendly websites are not so easy to create but implementing a fundamental style sheet can make your website more effective and readable for the ultimate users. Nothing else can fit the requirements of the mobile web authors as effective as CSS Mobile language.

HTML5: This is the fifth major version of the Hypertext Markup Language and is the core technology of the web world for presenting and organizing content for the World Wide Web. Using HTML5 for developing mobile compatible websites is comparatively simple as this improved version has a series of advanced elements based on the systematic research on the existing practices of the mobile web authors. Due care is given to delineate things in a better way. HTML5 uses respective details from HTML specification for developing mobile attuned websites and other web applications.

SVG Tiny: Scalar Vector Graphics Tiny is a language that supports for defining two-dimensional vector graphics, which is merged with multimedia and raster graphics. This is introduced with the aim of employing it in varied devices ranging from mobile phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs) to desktop computers and laptops.

The World Wide Web Consortium has authorized this as a stable document that is proved to perk up the interoperability and functionality of the web. It offers a wide range of pictorial content like animations, images and much more required to make mobile as well as web applications engaging and interactive.

Apart from these technologies you can also use JavaScript APIs and few other technologies that can help you retain your mobile visitors while steadily aiding you in converting them as your promising customers successfully.

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Posted by Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor is the Project Manager at Forix, a web design company based in Portland, OR. Forix specializes in web design and development for small, medium and large company websites, e-commerce systems.

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