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How TO: Develop a mobile site

By Stuart Whitaker, project manager at Black Mobile Solutions

For the third year in a row global mobile data use has nearly tripled, also Europe's TeliaSonera says it expects mobile data traffic to double each year for the next five years. With these kinds of statistics and prediction you can see how important it is to have an effective mobile presence.

However before you plough headlong in to converting your current website in a mobile site it is important to remember that the mobile web playing field is not level. With several key device operating systems and a medley of browsers, coupled with variable support of web standards, the results sometimes can be at best acceptable and at worst drive your users away. However, if you follow some simple key advice the process can be made simpler, the outcome better and you may even enjoy yourself along the way.