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  • A D i v i s i o n o f S I E R R A B R AV O C O R P O R AT I O N
  • We partner with advertisers, marketers and other people with big plans to build award-winning interactive projects.
  • About Us Mark Hurlburt and Annette Johnson
  • What is the Mobile Web? Hint: It’s a mix of content and technology.
  • Mobile Web Challenges Presentation Issues Input Differences Bandwidth Availability User Goals Technology Limitations
  • Mobile Web Advantages Portable Contextual Location Awareness Always On
  • A Bit of History In the beginning... WAP Walled-garden approach from mobile carriers Nowadays... HTML Search-dominant “real” internet
  • Mobile Web Market
  • Q:Who Has a Cellphone? A: Everyone -271,000,000 Phones in the US
  • 32% of Americans Have Gotten Online with a Mobile Device
  • Three Classes of Users Feature Phones Smartphones Touchscreen Smartphones
  • Smartphone Landscape Smartphone Market Mobile Market 23% Mobile HTML Requests 28% 25% 77% 72% 75% Touchscreen Smartphones Other
  • What About Other Devices? 45% of adults own iPods or other MP3 players (5%) 41% of adults own game consoles (9%) 14% of adults own PDAs (7%) 2% of adults own e-book readers (1%)
  • Advertising Spend Mobile advertising is expected to grow by 15% in 2010 to 2.9B
  • Mobile Advertising Outlook 72% say they’ve used mobile advertising tactics already 31% plan to spend between $100-249K, 15% plan to spend $1M+ 78% of agencies said their mobile campaigns had met their goals, 9% said their expectations were exceeded
  • Mobile User Motivation Stay in touch with others Accessing information on the go Posting content on the go 0% 25% 50%
  • Mobile Users Are Not Desktop Users Knowing that these users are different is the first step, what do you do with that information?
  • Competing Mobile Web Dogmas “One Web” - Adapting the user interface of a website to conform to the device that is being used to view it (also referenced as device independence) “Contextual Web” - Adapting the functionality of the site to focus on content, features and tools of particular interest to the given user
  • How Many Sites Do You Need?
  • Usability Success Rates Feature Phones 38 Smart Phones 55 Touchscreen Smartphones 75 Desktop Browser 80 0% 50% 100%
  • Best Practices Single point of entry to a site Avoid popups, frames and other multi-window layout and navigation techniques Avoid rich media (i.e. Flash) or provide alternative content Strive for valid markup Provide link to “full site”
  • Separating Mobile Users “” style separate domain “” third level domain “” Browser and/or device “sniffing”
  • Design Considerations Simplicity Prioritized Content Simplified Layout, Reduced Images
  • Examples
  • QUESTIONS? More answers online at
  • Resources W3C Jakob Neilsen Pew Center for the Internet and American Life Wireless-Internet-Use.aspx
  • Save the Date Webinars on Jan 19th and 21th