Mobilizing Website Using Nokia Mobile Web Templates
Introduction To Templates
The article shows how Nokia Mobile Web Templates can be easily customized to create high quality mobile website. The Nokia Mobile Web Templates provide a wide range of mobile web components which can be fully customized to create a mobile website or a WRT widget application.
Detailed information about the templates is available at...
Detecting Client Device
Although web pages can be designed to perform well on a wide range of devices, some device specific customization is many times required to provide high quality user experience. Detecting the client device provides facility for developers that best suited content for that device is made available.
Some of the methods available to implement this task are:
- User Agent string: Detecting the browser, device type or other device properties using the user agent (UA) string.
- User Agent Profile (UAProf): Detecting screen size, multimedia capabilities and character sets using the user agent profile(UAProf).
- Device Information Database: Detect from a large number of cataloged device properties. Popular device-information databases include WURFL and DeviceAtlas.
Implementation of these methods are described in detail at Detecting Mobile Devices on Web Services
Customizing Nokia Mobile Web Templates
The Nokia Mobile Web Templates offers a range of Web Components to create various types of web pages.
- Branding and marketing
- Navigation Bars
- Containers Box
- Rating Utility Component
- Definition List
- Advertisement, etc.
A detailed description of all components along with usage guidelines are available at Nokia Mobile Web Templates - Components guide
The following example shows the use of Nokia Mobile Web Templates in developing a mobile site for an Science Park for High-End Devices. Various components of Nokia Mobile Web Templates have been used here to implement various tasks for the purpose of the website.
The use of various components of templates is described below.
The homepage is designed using Touch Version of Corporate Layout Samples of Nokia Mobile Web Templates for High-end Devices. Following image shows the components customized in the page.
Visitor Information Page
- Nokia Mobile Web Templates for High End Devices
- Nokia Mobile Web Templates for Mid Range Devices
- Nokia Mobile Web Templates for Low End Devices