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Question about how much of a web page loads in mobile view?

Aug 9, 2011 1:26 PM

I'm a newbie to mobile design. I have CS5.5.

 

I have taken the adobe lesson on how to create websites that scale for mobile, tablet and pc views.

 

http://www.adobe.com/devnet/dreamweaver/articles/dw_html5_pt1.html

 

 

That means the index page will show a particular view depending on what device is accessing the page.

 

Can  anyone tell me if the entire webpage loads to a mobile device or if it  is just the portion designated for mobile phones in the css style sheet?

 

There is a separate css style sheet for the mobile view, but it is only made to override portions of the index page css.

 

Thanks!!!

 
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    Aug 9, 2011 2:42 PM   in reply to BLee2582

    Depends on the device and the CSS code you used.  Can you post a link to your page?

     

    Experts usually agree that pages designed for Smartphones should have touch-screen friendly menus, smaller images (if any) and only essential content.  This usually means a scaled down version of the desktop site with non-essential content set to display:none.

     

     

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    Aug 10, 2011 6:06 AM   in reply to BLee2582

    There are add-ons/extensions for desktop web browsers that can 1) resize to a particular window size [to mimic the size of a mobile device] and 2) send a user-agent identity to the server so that you can see what unique content might be delivered to a mobile device.

     
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    Aug 13, 2011 12:10 PM   in reply to BLee2582

    My question is this.

     

    If someone with a mobile phone goes to the website and the layout displays at the 320px layout...

     

    ...do they have to wait for the weight of the other two sizes (mobile and desktop) to also load along with the mobile view?

     

    No.

     

     

     

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