Last post Aug 18, 2011 11:05 PM by roopeshreddy
Aug 18, 2011 03:28 PM|engwar|LINK
I just started working for a new company and we have a number of websites build mostly in .NET 3.5 as well as some classic ASP.
I'm tasked to create a web version of a fairly simple existing web app and am trying to determine where to get started.
What's are some good ways to accomplish this? I've looked briefly at WURFL and 51degrees products but feel they may be overkill. We simply want to customize the CSS based on the above 3 variables IF we need to.
Is anyone out there doing mobile web development using WebForms? It seems like .NET mobile web development is all about MVC. I can see the argument for using that framework for new sites if you want to have a mobile/desktop views and share the same business
logic. Since none of our developers currently use MVC and none of our existing sites are written using it I hesitate to start down that path to create mobile versions of our existing sites. We're not going to be able to re-write the existing sites in MVC.
User Interface Elements
I've looked at JQueryMobile and it seems great... if your'e using MVC, which none of our sites currently are. Are there any other libraries or just any good resources for designing user interface elements for the mobile web? (IE, how to create text/css
links that are finger-size... etc.) Although perhaps this is a question better asked in a design forum. Thought I'd bring it up.
Aug 18, 2011 11:05 PM|roopeshreddy|LINK
General ASP.NET web app works absolutely fine in all Mobile browsers[HTML Compatible]. If you want make the website compatible for Mobile web browsers, then just add the following META tags.
<meta name="HandheldFriendly" content="true" />
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width" />
If you are planning a separate web app for Mobile devices then you have to design a web app for Mobiles and redirect to Mobile site, when the site is accessed from a Mobile device. Check the below link, on how to redirect users to the mobile device web app.
Coming to jQueryMobile, it works great on HTML5 compatible Mobile web browsers like Apple Safari[iPhone],Android GingerBread, BlackBerry 7.0, Windows Phone 7 with Mango update.
For more information on developing Mobile web applications, check the below resources,
Hope it helps u...