W3C releases mobile Web recommendations

The World Wide Web consortium or W3C announced new standards that it hopes will make mobile Web browsing easier. Published as a W3C recommendation, the groups says it Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0 “condenses the experience of many mobile Web stakeholders into practical advice on creating mobile-friendly content.”

Dominique Hazaël-Massieux, leader of the W3C Mobile Web Activity program, said in a statement: “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.”

The groups says that it hopes its recommendations will help mobile content developers deal with the challenges of designing Web content for a variety of mobile devices, not just the iPhone or Android-based handsets. Along with its recommendations, the W3C released a mobile Web code checker that allows developers to test mobile-friendly Web code.