Mobile Web Page Launch

February 20, 2010 at 4:36 pm 2 comments

Our library has joined the growing ranks of organizations designing sleeker versions of their web pages for the mobile audience.  This new site has only a small graphic of our library name and then a mere six links on the home page.  But these are the items listed by our patrons in a survey we conducted last month as the top services they would most like to use from their iPhones, Droids, Blackberries and other smart phones.  Included is a link to our online catalog, a link to their account information, a list of current library events, contact information – including links to email us and submit purchase suggestions – and a link to our Michigan E-Library Interloan.  At some later point, I’ll add links for our databases but for now, we are up and running.  I think the feature that most delights me is the autodirect from our main web page to the mobile page as soon as the server recognizes that the user has a mobile device.  My next order of business is to make the text scalable on the devices.  Naturally, I’m going to have to learn this from scratch, since the entire mobile world is new to me.  However, I’m going to leave work today resting for at least an evening on my laurels and feeling a great sense of accomplishment.  Visit our page at http://m.plymouthlibrary.org.

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  • 1. Peter W Tobey  |  March 8, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Congratulations. Your blog has been nominated for our Library Blog Awards. In fact, your blog was suggested more than once. We’re in the process of assembling information about all those nominated and will be sending a short questionaire, including the categories of awards and the judges involved. Would you please send me your email address so that I can send you the questionaire? If your email is on your blog, I couldn’t locate it.

    Thanks in advance,
    Peter W Tobey
    ptobey@salempress.com

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