The mobile phone has become the
favored communication hub for the
majority of American teens. __
Internet & American Life Project, April
Teens who have multi-purpose phones are avid users of
those extra features.
83% use their phones to take pictures.
64% share pictures with others.
60% play music on their phones.
46% play games on their phones.
32% exchange videos on their phones.
31% exchange instant messages on their phones.
27% go online for general purposes on their phones.
23% access social network sites on their phones.
21% use email on their phones.
11% purchase things via their phones.
Pew Internet & American Life Project, April 2010
According to the Library Success Wiki,
mostly academic libraries.
Rename channels/turn channels on or
off to customize menu
Be sure to link to your mobile site from
Or buy a domain name (as low as $2-3 a
year for a .info), then do a redirect to
your mobile site
Ideally, your site would automatically detect the iPhone/Blackberry/etc. and send
user to the ideal site
However, this requires coding/scripting that’s way beyond me.
But you can try this site: detectmobilebrowser.com/
From LibraryThing and Bowker (Beta)
Not free -- $150 for school libraries + $50
for additional locations
Converts an existing Web page
Doesn’t always work, or work very well!
for design tips, testing, icons, apps, and
Examples of great mobile sites
A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.