This Mashable article offers some very useful tips for maximizing the chances that your website will render successfully on your visitors’ mobile devices. This is especially good information for us to have given the reality of our very limited resources.
Here’s an excerpt:
“Narrow your focus: Instead of trying to support every platform out there, set out some goals for your site and your potential customers. For instance, if you know that most of your users are going to be using an iPhone, focus on making an iPhone-enhanced version of your site first. Conversely, if you get a lot of traffic from parts of the world like Asia, the Middle East and South America, you may want to focus your primary efforts on Symbian.”
P.S. If you have Google Analytics embedded on your site, you’ll be able to see which mobile devices are most frequently accessing your site. For the UW home page, it’s the iPhone by a pretty wide margin. Between late April 2010 and late June 2010, there were 11,500 visits by iPhone users and just 1,000 by BlackBerry users.