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You can teach an "old dog" new tricks, can't you? I've been asked by a client to look into making on e of the web sites I maintain "mobile friendly". Looks like I'm going to have to turn my skills up a few notches!! Suggestions on resources to take on the task?
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Big debates these days on mobile interfaces. One side says that mobile web sites should be the full web site formatted for the small screen (responsive design), while others prefer a simplified version of the site offering quick access to most-requested information.

While most people have the traditional mobile site in mind when they think "mobile", there are an increasing number of people for whom their smartphone is the primary way they access the internet and delivering an incomplete version of a site to these folks can often be frustrating. Given this, most folks are giving responsive design a much more serious look now.

You can see a great example of a responsive design in action by visiting http://bostonglobe.com . As you make your browser window narrow or wide, the layout adjusts to the space available.

This article is one of the first great pieces available concerning this method: http://www.alistapart.com/articles/responsive-web-design/ and you can read even more in Marcotte's book here: http://www.abookapart.com/products/responsive-web-design

If you end up looking at a pure mobile site, I haven't found anything easier to use than JQuery Mobile. It looks great, is easy to customize and is pretty simple to implement. http://jquerymobile.com/
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