Seven must-do tips for mobile web devs

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Seven must-do tips for mobile web devs

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:05 pm

Seven must-do tips for mobile web devs
Oslo, Norway - April 30, 2013

In a web world rapidly turning mobile, it's even more important to make sure websites are prepared for the influx of mobile devices. In this State of the Mobile Web report, Opera Software takes a look at what makes or breaks a good mobile website. With more than 249 million users of Opera's mobile browser products in March, the people at Opera Software know a thing or two about mobile browsing.

The lead web designer at Opera Software, Matt Cox, shares some of his insights, gained from years of experience, on how to make a website mobile-ready through seven tips and tricks for understanding the needs of mobile website users. Do you know what it takes to make a website responsive? Or, do you prefer to remake the whole website from a mobile user's perspective?

- Think fresh. There is much more to think about than just the smaller screen size of the devices, as Cox explains. "Don't feel restricted in your possibilities. Some projects will require something new, different and unseen on a mobile device," says Cox in one of the tips to help web developers and managers navigate the CSS3 sea and myriad of different devices.

Before starting out on the monumental task of making any website not only accessible, but a pleasure to use for mobile users as well as desktop users, be sure to check out Cox's tips in the State of the Mobile Web report.

To read the full report, and to check out Cox' tips for making a better mobile website for all internet users, go tohttp://business.opera.com/smw/.

In March, more than 249 million mobile web surfers used mobile products from Opera Software. 218 million users of Opera Mini mobile web browser alone viewed over 171 billion webpages, using the built-in compression technology in the Opera Mini browser.

The share of smartphones in Opera's mobile browser portfolio of applications now stands at 33%, with most of the mobile phones being Android devices running the Opera Mini.

For more numbers and facts, please visit the State of the Mobile Web report at http://business.opera.com/smw
About Opera Software ASA

The worldwide World Wide Web — any device, any platform, any bandwidth, absolutely anywhere in the world. Opera Software was founded in 1994, based on the idea that access to the web should be a universal right. 300 million people (and counting) use the Opera web browsers for computers, mobile phones, TVs and other connected devices. Opera also delivers tools, distribution, engagement, monetization and market insights to developers, publishers and brands around the world. We are passionate about breaking down barriers, so everyone can share in the power of the internet. Our vision of one web for all remains at the heart of what we do, because we believe that participation changes everything. Opera Software ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. ‘Opera’, ‘Opera Software’, ‘Opera Mini’ and the ‘O’ logo are trademarks of Opera Software ASA. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.
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