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Old 05-09-2006, 05:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i'm a web designer/graphics designer. and i had a idea to make a site for BB users that was bb friendly

http://www.seanserver.com/streetmuzic/mobile/

thats the layout so far i was wondering if u guys could check it out and give me suggestions.what would u like to see on a site such as this?
music. tech news. bb news. etc?
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Old 05-09-2006, 10:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Before you address content on the site, you should know a couple things:

1) Opera Mini renders the page correctly - I've got my 8700g set to display things with tiny fonts so I get the most screen real estate.

2) The Blackberry Browser, regardless of emulation mode, is breaking your site layout - the nav bars are broken and don't degrade/resize gracefully on the BB, which hoses up the rest of your layout. I'm no HTML wizard, but I suspect that the problem stems from your layout being table-based (you used Imageready, right?) rather than pure-CSS. That said, I don't know what CSS level of compliance the BB has.

There used to be a code plug-in for HTML called InstaWap (you'll need to Google for it) which, when pasted into your page, would detect a WAP or mobile useragent and redirect/render to another page - it would essentially re-create your page for a WAP format. There is probably something better these days which would handle this for you painlessly.

Good luck. For what it's worth, the page loaded FAST - it's at least lightweight for the browser. Let me know if you want further testing.

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thhanks for the help. yea i noticed that problem with the navigation bar. i visited a few other mobile sites and noticed tthey used text based navigation bars. so i'm gonna rework the layout and should have some by the end of today or tomorrow. thanks billy
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Default InstaWap Plug-in not longer available - Any other recommendation?

billy - It seems that the plug-in for HTML InstaWap is not longer available. I google it and didn't get any results. Not sure if you suggest another one.

We use a Web content management system and we need to identify the browser in order to run a script that directs the content to a different page lay-out - in this case the mobile. Any suggestions.

BTY! Our site is on the intranet and therefore can't share the link with you.
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