We require a web site specifically for mobiles. Please only apply if you have done this before and know what you are doing. The web site itself will be relatively simple - a few pages only. To make things easier I have specified Google's criteria for a web site intended for mobiles:
Where can I find information on developing my own mobile sites?
We believe the mobile web is becoming increasingly important, but it's not always easy to know where to start. So, we've put together this page of tools available for developers of mobile content, to help ease the way.
Mobile web pages come in several markup dialects, including WML, XHTML Basic, XHTML MP and cHTML. WML is an older standard that is supported by many browsers, and still widely used in some markets. cHTML is used primarily in Japan, but also some parts of Europe. XHTML Basic and XHTML MP are almost identical subsets of HTML, used globally, but particularly in North America and Europe. XHTML dialects are the newest and most expressive of markups, and are gaining usage. XHTML Basic 1.1 and XHTML MP 1.2 are a good choice for new development, but your choice will vary according to your target market.
Valid pages are likely to render correctly on more mobile devices.
Published mobile markup standards include:
XHTML Basic 1.1
XHTML MP 1.2
Validators include the following:
Mobile-friendly XHTML Validator (W3C)
Mobile-readiness checker (.mobi)
mobileOK Basic Checker (TAW)
WuRML ([url removed, login to view])
You may be confident that your page is valid XHTML or valid WML, but are you certain that it's going to look right on a real phone screen? Use an emulator to test your page, and avoid the hassle of buying them all.
Phone Simulator (Openwave)
Mobile emulator (.mobi)
i-mode emulator (DoCoMo)
User-Agent Switcher (Firefox plug-in)
wmlbrowser (Firefox plug-in)
XHTML Mobile Profile (Firefox plug-in)
About mobile sites and the Google index
Best practices for mobile developers
W3C Mobile Web Best Practices
.mobi Switch On! Guides
The Wireless FAQ
mobileOK Basic Tests
WURFL (Wireless Universal Resource File)
I have a mobile site. How can I add it to Google's Mobile index?
Google adds new sites to our mobile web index every time we crawl the web. To let us know about your mobile site, as well as when you make changes, simply submit a mobile Sitemap. You can do this quickly and easily using the Google Webmaster Tools.
Mobile Webmaster Guidelines
In addition, Google provides Webmaster Guidelines in order to help webmasters design and configure sites in a way that Google can find, index and rank. These guidelines remain relevant to webmasters who maintain sites that deliver content to mobile devices.
We encourage you to evaluate your site against these guidelines in order to ensure that it is crawled, indexed and ranked correctly. The technical guidelines are especially important for mobile web sites. This page reiterates several of those guidelines and adds some new ones for mobile web sites.
Use well-formed markup (WML, cHTML, XHTML Basic or XHTML MP).
Validate your markup. For example, the W3C Validator can verify that your XHTML pages adhere to the markup's syntax.
Use the right DOCTYPE for the markup language you are using. For example, an XHTML Basic 1.0-compliant page should include a DOCTYPE like this:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML Basic 1.0//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-basic/xhtml-basic10.dtd">
Specify Content-Type correctly. The HTTP response should include a Content-Type header indicating the correct Internet media type for your document; it should also ideally indicate the character encoding used in the document. For example, an XHTML Basic 1.0 document using the UTF-8 character encoding should specify a header like this:
Review and consider adopting the accepted best practices for mobile web site development. For example, the W3C's Mobile Web Initiative has published a series of recommendations at Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0
Make sure that Google is able to crawl your site:
Do not restrict access to your site to particular ranges of IP addresses. This may block the Google crawler.
Make use of the [url removed, login to view] file on your web server. This file tells crawlers which directories can and cannot be crawled. Make sure it's current for your site so that you don't accidentally block the Googlebot-Mobile or Googlebot crawler. Visit [url removed, login to view] to learn how to instruct robots when they visit your site. You can test your [url removed, login to view] file to make sure you're using it correctly with the [url removed, login to view] analysis tool available in Google Webmaster Tools.
Allow search bots to crawl your sites without session IDs or arguments that track their path through the site. These techniques are useful for tracking individual user behavior, but the access pattern of bots is entirely different. Using these techniques may result in incomplete indexing of your site, as bots may not be able to eliminate URLs that look different but actually point to the same page.
Make your content available to the whole world. Google indexes public mobile web content. If your content appears to be available only to a subset of all mobile users (for example, only to subscribers of a certain mobile service provider), it may not be indexed.
I am sure this will be a simple job for a developer who knows what he/she is doing. The web site itself will be simple with copy and pics. PLEASE only bid if you have done mobile friendly web sites before.
Thanks for bidding,
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