Website to iPhone/pad

Whats the best approach to making a site usable to a iPhone? With a restaurant or ecommerce site which wants to communicate with user eg updated menus or shopping cart. develop a per site app or load web based content in which case which tools to use?

Firstly, I would have a separate mobile design from the main site (perhaps a subdomain like m.yoursite.com), then I would scale the original design down to one column, smaller scaled images, less content (if possible). You want to approach mobile design independently and simply put things across using the least amount of code, copy and content as possible (bandwidth is a costly issue for mobile devices). There’s nothing to stop you using whatever editor you currently use, mobile browsers support the usual HTML, CSS, JavaScript (etc). As for existing software, there’s none that I’m aware of (you may need to make one yourself) that will work well. :slight_smile: