Originally posted on: May 25, 2012
Buffalo-based professional services firm Algonquin Studios recently launched mobile styles for another longstanding client, the State University of New York at Buffalo’s School of Management.
The new, mobile-friendly version of School of Management’s site employs an additional style sheet that applies to the site when the browser viewport is less than the width of the design. Additional styles are also applied at other points throughout the site, where needed. The solution uses the latest version of CSS3, which has already garnered support in mobile browsers as well as several desktop browsers including Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, and IE9.
“The primary goal of the School of Management project was to make the existing site content easier to access on smaller displays,” says Mike Spencer, Algonquin’s Web Development Manager. “As a result, we implemented responsive styles that reconfigure the layout and content flexibly across devices of varying sizes and resolutions.”
Algonquin has also recently built mobile sites for the City of Buffalo, Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, Catholic Health Systems, Carlson Caspers, P.A., Aero Instruments and Avionics, Inc., and Hodgson Russ, LLP, as well as a mobile version of the company’s own marketing site for its content management system, QuantumCMS.
With internet access from mobile devices steadily chipping away at desktop browsing, mobile web design and development are becoming increasingly important to many Algonquin clients and the company’s web developers have found themselves working on more and more mobile projects. Because CSS3 makes creating a mobile-friendly version of a client’s current web site a feasible option for cost-conscious organizations, Algonquin expects to see an increase in clients asking for mobile sites in the near future.