 The mobile phone has become the
favored communication hub for the
majority of American teens. __
Pew
Internet & American...
Teens who have multi-purpose phones are avid users of
those extra features.
 83% use their phones to take pictures.
 64%...
 According to the Library Success Wiki,
mostly academic libraries.
 http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?
title=M-Librari...
 Some public libraries:
 Some even have iPhone and Android
apps!
 Shows the bare minimum – simplicity!
 Fewer images
 Different domain name?
 Test on different phones
 Examples: mobi...
 We want fast, free and easy!
There are several sites where you can
design a mobile site. Unfortunately, most
have ads or...
 Here’s one that’s free and ad-free (for
now) – winksite.com
 Sign up/sign in
 Use Dashboard to create/edit site
 Make sure you select “disable
advertising”!
 Add a logo/background; customize
colors
 Click “Homepage content” to edit
 Rename channels/turn channels on or
off to customize menu
 Be sure to link to your mobile site from
your full
site:http://winksite.mobi/librarysite/mlk
 Or buy a domain name (as ...
Ideally, your site would automatically detect the iPhone/Blackberry/etc. and send
user to the ideal site
However, this req...
 Library Anywhere!
 From LibraryThing and Bowker (Beta)
 Not free -- $150 for school libraries + $50
for additional loc...
 http://www.google.com/gwt/
 Converts an existing Web page
 Doesn’t always work, or work very well!
 mobiThinking
 http://mobithinking.com/best-practices
for design tips, testing, icons, apps, and
more
 http://mobithink...
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  1. 1.  The mobile phone has become the favored communication hub for the majority of American teens. __ Pew Internet & American Life Project, April 2010
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3.  According to the Library Success Wiki, mostly academic libraries.  http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php? title=M-Libraries
  4. 4.  Some public libraries:
  5. 5.  Some even have iPhone and Android apps!
  6. 6.  Shows the bare minimum – simplicity!  Fewer images  Different domain name?  Test on different phones  Examples: mobileawesomeness.com (click on “gallery”)
  7. 7.  We want fast, free and easy! There are several sites where you can design a mobile site. Unfortunately, most have ads or a monthly charge. Examples:  Zindadoo.com  Mobiforge.com  Wirenode.com
  8. 8.  Here’s one that’s free and ad-free (for now) – winksite.com  Sign up/sign in
  9. 9.  Use Dashboard to create/edit site
  10. 10.  Make sure you select “disable advertising”!
  11. 11.  Add a logo/background; customize colors
  12. 12.  Click “Homepage content” to edit
  13. 13.  Rename channels/turn channels on or off to customize menu
  14. 14.  Be sure to link to your mobile site from your full site:http://winksite.mobi/librarysite/mlk  Or buy a domain name (as low as $2-3 a year for a .info), then do a redirect to your mobile site
  15. 15. 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/
  16. 16.  Library Anywhere!  From LibraryThing and Bowker (Beta)  Not free -- $150 for school libraries + $50 for additional locations
  17. 17.  http://www.google.com/gwt/  Converts an existing Web page  Doesn’t always work, or work very well!
  18. 18.  mobiThinking  http://mobithinking.com/best-practices for design tips, testing, icons, apps, and more  http://mobithinking.com/showcase  Examples of great mobile sites
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