W3C announces best practices for mobile web

The World Wide Web Consortium has brought key players in the mobile phone industry to the virtual table for a preliminary agreement on best practices for mobile Web content, the organization has announced.

The framework, Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0, aims to urge industry giants to work together for a better positive experience in the mobile environment. The framework will be a key part of the W3C presentation at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, in February.

“Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0″ condenses the experience of many mobile Web stakeholders into practical advice on creating content that will work well on mobile devices,” the W3C report said. “Authors and other content producers will value the shared experience of how to create content that makes browsing convenient on mobile devices and to avoid known pitfalls on those devices (such as pop-ups and page-scrolling).”

The Best Practices was developed by a Working Group made up of representatives from some of the giants of the industry, including America Online, AT&T, ERICSSON, France Telecom, Google, Nokia, Opera Software, Vodafone, Volantis Systems, and others.


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