In today’s market of mobile-friendly websites, mobi-sites and mobile device apps, it can often be difficult to choose the best medium to showcase a website’s content on a mobile device. Enter the concept of responsive design, where a website can be restyled and adjusted to suit varying screen sizes, from large cinema displays down to the smallest of mobile device screens.
While responsive design is not always desired by a website owner or by a client, what are the other options? Creating a dedicated mobile device app across myriad mobile devices, all developed on various platforms?
Enter Onswipe, a tool for showcasing your content in the ideal manner for the various mobile platforms on offer in an app-like fashion.
Having been around on iPad and other tablets for some time now, and integrated into the WordPress.com blogging network, Onswipe recently launched for iPhone as well, enabling its polished, app-like interfaces to be viewed when browsing your website via an iPhone.
How do I customise Onswipe?
In today’s world, where the concepts of “responsive design”, “apps” and “mobile communication devices” no longer fit into the same sentences as “hoverboards” and “121 jigowatts”, it is important to remember that not every website owner today is a technical wizard or code geek. By the same token, not every website owner is Picasso. Should this restrict them from implementing an app-like mobile viewing experience onto their websites, or being able to tweak and adjust the layout to their liking, without having to pay an experienced designer to move the content “a few pixels to the left”?
What if I’m a developer?
“Draft” makes use of the power of CSS3 including transitions, transforms and keyframes. In addition, the changes are pushed, using websockets, direct to the developer’s iPad after each save and debug in a Webkit browser (Webkit browsers include Safari and Google Chrome), which makes for quick and easy debugging and previewing of changes and updates.
On the whole, Onswipe’s aims are clear — create a better web through the showcasing and beautification of the its content. If you’d like to showcase your content in a mobile-friendly and app-like fashion, Onswipe is the way to go.