With the rise of HTML5/Css3, a number of web designers in libraries are trying to find the best way to either move their existing sites into a more modern framework, or sometimes just figure out what the big deal is about HTML5. Luckily, there are not only a ton of great resources for reference (like the great w3c Schools info), but my new favorite HTML5 template:
…while I’ve seen a lot of talk about mobile sites for libraries, I don’t see nearly as many actually implementing them. I think a lot of librarians are intimidated. But IUI’s code is actually so simple that I was able to automate its creation! The Mobile Site Generator will hopefully help people over the first hurdle: it creates a framework for a mobile site that you can then tweak & customize to you heart’s content.
Chad’s responsible for UNC library’s awesome mobile site, so he knows a thing or two about creating a mobile site. If you’ve been considering finding a way to mobilize your site, you could do a lot worse than take a half hour and give this a try.