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    Steven Gardner

    This is the first release for testing of our mobile version of our large community website.

    Its designed for smartphones in mind.

    I would love to here your feedback on it. We plan to add goelocation in the second phase of release.



    I think it functions well, and the information is well laid out and easy to find. I’m not a big fan though of using the jquery mobile styling for web pages, I think it’s better reserved for apps myself. I much prefer more custom looking mobile sites, but that’s just my opinion.


    I like the lay out of your mobile site. Navigation seems easy enough for the common user to understand. Looks like you are on the right track! Congrats


    I like the site. Congrats

    , I was curious why you would rather have one design/site instead of two? It seems to me that with a separate “mobile” friendly site you could have a lot less file size and a lot quicker load speeds? And then have a responsive desktop version in case someone with a smaller screen (or any size for that matter) wants to access your “desktop” site. This is what I am building now with my own portfolio.


    I agree with both @TT_Mark and @JohnnyB. I think it’s more appropriate not to use a subdomain for the mobile version if you don’t have to. With this design, I can’t see why you wouldn’t use media queries and have a responsive layout all together.


    I definitely agree with replacing images when you can. I have been doing that as much as I can lately, with images for IE since I work a lot with gradients and I don’t like the IE Filter grads.

    I was just thinking if you have a lot more content on the desktop version and use CSS to not display it on the mobile version, but the content would still be loading in the markup.

    I am still trying to develop a separate mobile site, but like I said a responsive desktop site as well. It’s good practice for me. So I can always just use the responsive desktop site and not the mobile if I want. Thanks for your input.


    Awesome stuff ! What tools did you use to build it ?

    Steven Gardner

    Cheers Guys for all the great feedback.

    There’s a lot of good points and things I need to change & improve. I think I need to take a look at speeding things up a bit by removing images where I can. But as I say its still in its testing phase.

    I had considered developing a responsive design for this but the full site is massive and has a complicated navigational structure that I don’t think will work too well on a mobile.

    I used the Jquery Mobile Framework with HTML5.

    I will definitely have a look at the google link.

    Thanks again for the valuable advise.



    I would double the resolution of your icons, but scale them to the size they hold now. That way with high DPI phones, the render will be sharp.

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