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3 Tools to Optimize Websites & Blogs for Mobile Phones

It is no news plenty of people access the Internet via their mobiles – still, sadly, most websites are absolutely non-optimized for mobile devices.

I looked back at all the tool overviews I did previously and found I never did one on tools for mobile devices optimization, so I am listing here the three best ones:

mobileOK Checker

This tool, based on the mobileOK Basic standard, identifies problems a given Web page would create on a mobile browser.

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If you are interested in basic tests the tool is using, be sure to jump to this part. And here’s a summarizing list of all Best Practices with indicates whether each has a corresponding test in mobileOK Basic.

Best Practice
mobileOK Basic
ACCESS_KEYS
AUTO_REFRESH
X
AVOID_FREE_TEXT
BACKGROUND_IMAGE_READABILITY
BALANCE
CACHING
X
CAPABILITIES
CENTRAL_MEANING
CHARACTER_ENCODING_SUPPORT
X
CHARACTER_ENCODING_USE
X
CLARITY
COLOR_CONTRAST
CONTENT_FORMAT_PREFERRED
CONTENT_FORMAT_SUPPORT
X
CONTROL_LABELLING
CONTROL_POSITION
COOKIES
DEFAULT_INPUT_MODE
X
DEFICIENCIES
ERROR_MESSAGES
EXTERNAL_RESOURCES
X
FONTS
GRAPHICS_FOR_SPACING
X
IMAGE_MAPS
X
IMAGES_RESIZING
X
IMAGES_SPECIFY_SIZE
X
LARGE_GRAPHICS
X
LIMITED
LINK_TARGET_FORMAT
X
LINK_TARGET_ID
MEASURES
X
MINIMIZE
X
MINIMIZE_KEYSTROKES
NAVBAR
NAVIGATION
NO_FRAMES
X
NON-TEXT_ALTERNATIVES
X
OBJECTS_OR_SCRIPT
X
PAGE_SIZE_LIMIT
X
PAGE_SIZE_USABLE
PAGE_TITLE
X
POP_UPS
X
PROVIDE_DEFAULTS
X
REDIRECTION
X
SCROLLING
STRUCTURE
STYLE_SHEETS_SIZE
STYLE_SHEETS_SUPPORT
X
STYLE_SHEETS_USE
X
SUITABLE
TAB_ORDER
TABLES_ALTERNATIVES
X
TABLES_LAYOUT
X
TABLES_NESTED
X
TABLES_SUPPORT
TESTING
THEMATIC_CONSISTENCY
URIS
USE_OF_COLOR
VALID_MARKUP
X

The tool also has a handy bookmarklet to quickly check any page you are currently at: drag the mobileOK bookmarklet to your toolbar to quickly check pages: mobileOK check

MobiReady

mobiReady is partially based on the mobileOK Basic standard but it represents the information in a more entertaining way by building graphics and charts:

  • Page size and estimated load speed;
  • Frames usage;
  • Test compliance (visualized with different colors: green-passed, orange – warning, red – failed, grey – not found). Click on each link to see the test details:

mobi ready 3 Tools to Optimize Websites & Blogs for Mobile Phones

Opera Mini Simulator

Opera Mini Simulator will just give you an idea how your site might look like to Opera Mini users. You may want to make sure your most important website elements are on top of the page before the scroll:

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Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing, tutorials and her guest blogging project, MyBlogGuest.com.
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