W3C today announced new standards that will make it easier for people to
browse the Web on mobile devices.
Mobile Web Best
Practices 1.0, published as a W3C Recommendation, condenses the
experience of many mobile Web stakeholders into practical advice on creating
These recommendations will help mobile content developers deal with the
challenges of designing Web content for a variety of mobile devices – i.e., not
just the iPhone or other proprietary platforms. Rather, the W3C is focused on
building the long-term infrastructure of the mobile Web by providing guidelines
for the development of industry standards that transcend today’s currently
fragmented mobile landscape. In addition to standards documentation, the W3C
also released a mobile Web code checker that allows developers to test
mobile-friendly Web code.
"Mobile Web content developers now have stable guidelines and maturing tools
to help them create a better mobile Web experience," said Dominique
Hazaël-Massieux, W3C Mobile Web Activity Lead. "In support of the W3C mission
of building One Web, we want to support the developer community by providing
tools to enable a great mobile Web user experience."