Many wonder how SDL Tridion can help us enabling mobile device capabilities for our websites. Many also wonder how Blueprinting can help us roll-out websites for mobile devices.
Also, many have not defined the strategy and high level requirements of a website for Mobile devices.
As you should know, strategy and requirements should be identified first. Then, only then, solutions can be defined.
So when asked, ‘what can you do for us in the mobile device area?’, no one should be surprised if the answer is ‘what do you want to achieve with a website for mobile devices?’
If you are still not sure about your strategy, perhaps this article can help you. Ian Truscott (VP products for SDL Tridion) provides great tips for marketers http://www.mycustomer.com/topic/customer-experience/optimising-your-mobile-customer-experience-six-questions-consider/162124
Mobile requirements definition for Blueprinting
Once you have defined strategy and high level requirements finding the Blueprinting that fits your needs should be an easier process.
The Blueprint solutions go around 3 main topics, in relation to a 'normal' website :
- Re-usability of the content (text & multimedia) in the mobile websites
- Re-usability of website functionality in the mobile websites
- Re-usability of website structure and pages in the mobile websites
Mobile websites and Responsive HTML
You can create a website with Responsive HTML. This will mean that you can produce one single website to satisfy all devices. This also means that your Blueprint will not be affected by the Mobile device requirements.
Just a point to consider, do you want the customer experience to be the same when you are using one device or another? Would this satisfy your customer?