W3C has released its 10 commandments to be a great mobile parishioner
- Design for one web. Content designed with diverse devices in mind reduces cost, increases flexibility, and reaches the needs of more people.
- Rely on web standards. In the highly fragmented market of devices and browsers, standards are the best guarantee for interoperability.
- Stay away from known hazards. Thoughtful design can help reduce usability problems due to small screens and keyboards, and other features of mobile devices.
- Be cautious of device limitations. When choosing to use a particular Web technology, consider that mobile devices vary greatly in capability.
- Optimize navigations. Simple navigation and typing become critical when using a small screen and keyboard, and limited bandwidth.
- Check graphics & colors. Images, colors, and style brighten content, but require care: devices may have low-contrast screens or may not support some formats.
- Keep it small. Smaller sites make users happier by costing less in time and money.
- Use the network sparingly. Web protocol features can help improve the user experience by reducing the impact of network bottlenecks and latencies.
- Help & guide user input. Keyboards and other input methods on mobile devices can be tedious to use, so effective designs minimize the need for them.
- Think of users on the go. Web users on the go want compact information when time is short and distractions many.
Please follow the father´s word to navigate in a better mobile web world.