I'm looking for a good Mobile site builder software program. Please Help!

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I need some help on choosing a Mobile website program to use to build custom mobile sites. Thanks TJ in Rochester NY
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  • Profile picture of the author JToneyUK
    Mobile sites are built in exactly the same way as normal webistes, just in smaller dimensions. If you can create a normal website in Dreamweaver, you can create one for mobile using DW also. I believe Microsoft have a HTML editor program that's free to download.

    Similarly, you could use a blogging platform to create your site such as Wordpress, Drupal or Joomla. However you need to be well versed in customising the templates.

    If you're looking for an already implemented "template" for mobile websites, Quentin and WillR from this forum have some great options available to purchase. You can then put these templates into Dreamweaver or any other HTML editor and edit it to your liking.

    Seriously though, you need to use the search function this forum provides, or do a Google search for "mobile website templates". You'll find loads out there. Stop being lazy and waiting for people to bring the answers to you. Which I effectively just have done.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark_Austin
    As above, if you do a search on the forum there are some great templates and packages that help you build your own sites.

    You should pick up a few of them and have a play with them to see which ones work best for you and then you can move forward.

    The other option you have is to outsource the design work and concentrate on getting clients. If that appeals to you we provide a white label service, you can get more info by clicking the link in my sig.
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  • Profile picture of the author ridham
    What is the best WAP site builder software?

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  • Profile picture of the author bhuff85
    JToneyUK pretty much summed it up. If you know how to design and code websites, building a mobile website is no different.

    Personally, I'm a fan of Dreamweaver for the fact that it has several ways to preview your site in the dimensions that you set for it. That way, I can see what it would look like on a phone as I am putting the site together. Once you start building sites and getting the hang of it, you'll eventually begin cranking them out faster and faster.
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  • Profile picture of the author source47
    If you are comfortable with HTML/CSS etc. then take a look at the mobile site templates at Themeforest. They are professional and look awesome.

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    • Profile picture of the author Terry Jett
      Originally Posted by source47 View Post

      If you are comfortable with HTML/CSS etc. then take a look at the mobile site templates at Themeforest. They are professional and look awesome.

      Mobile | ThemeForest
      Excellent advice, found exactly what I (customer) was looking for.

      Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author syncjam
    Check with Quentin or WillR on this forum. Both have great web templates/courses.
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  • Profile picture of the author KateSaunders
    If you're interested in a hosted solution, let me know. I'm using a combination approach depending on the needs of the client, and I found a hosted solution that uses HTML5 (that was important to me based on Google's directives), is reasonable, and the sites look great.
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    • Profile picture of the author javarog
      Originally Posted by KateSaunders View Post

      If you're interested in a hosted solution, let me know. I'm using a combination approach depending on the needs of the client, and I found a hosted solution that uses HTML5 (that was important to me based on Google's directives), is reasonable, and the sites look great.
      Ok I am interested...
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      • Profile picture of the author DEaFeYe
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        • Dreamweaver CS5.5
          Built with Mobile Muscle in mind.

          Second to none. Easy to use.

          And, they (Adobe) now have a subscription plan for like $20/month which I'm pretty sure includes all upgrades.

          The best training & all the help you could possibly want from the Developer Community.

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  • Profile picture of the author KingMedia
    Looking for a user friendly program too, not a cheap looking theme, but a real nice slick one that clients will pay bigger $$ for.

    How do you edit these themes once they are uploaded? Have only had experience with WordPress so am used to the WP dash and tweaking things from in there. Is there an admin panel?

    Don't have Dreamweaver.

    Failed to upload a recent mobile theme via FTP, it got in there but the apache page loaded rather than the theme.

    Really am surprised there are no WordPress friendly themes made specifically for mobile that has options and such. Of course am aware of the plugins and free WP themes for mobile (carrington) but hey suck quite frankly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daymon
    There is someone I hired from fiverr to adjust the zooming on my regular website to open up correctly on smartphones like iphone, blackberry etc... for relatively cheap like $5 per page, I had about 8 pages on my website....
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  • Profile picture of the author izycdb
    Web Easy 8 is what I use from Avanquest. It's a cheap software.
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    • Profile picture of the author images
      i use web easy 9 and dw5.5
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      • Profile picture of the author Terry Jett
        Originally Posted by images View Post

        i use web easy 9 and dw5.5
        Very interesting. I have a older version of webeasy and have not thought about using for mobile sites.

        Did take the plunge and buy Dreamweaver 5.5 to make it easy to edit jquery sites, so may have to look into webeasy.

        Thanks for the input.
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          • Profile picture of the author Terry Jett
            Thanks, sounds like you are the expert here.

            Originally Posted by steve1980in View Post

            I'd suggest you to not to go with any third party mobile site builders but do it by self. Mobile site just requires you to strip the HTML code which will remove images, and extra coding.

            You perhaps setup a sub domain for your mobile site and copy the files and strip the html code and get a mobile redirection script installed in your website.

            I hope this will help.

            thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Quentin
    I am using wordpress now as well as my normal mobile package because it is a content management system.

    Using wordpress is good because the client can login and change their info so is good as they pay hosting fees.

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    • Profile picture of the author JToneyUK
      Originally Posted by Quentin View Post

      I am using wordpress now as well as my normal mobile package because it is a content management system.

      Using wordpress is good because the client can login and change their info so is good as they pay hosting fees.

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      Quentin, how has it been adjusting the wordpress templates? Have you used some ready made for mobile templates, or have you incorporated your shrink to fit system into the template's CSS?
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  • Profile picture of the author eurotunes
    I'm using Dreamweaver for about a year now and I'm very happy with it. In the past I used several online mobile site creators, but they aren't seo optimized (although many claim they do).
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  • Profile picture of the author dms321
    For wordpress there are both free and paid plugins to make a mobile site. Also there a few products here on this forum where you could make both Facebook Fan Page and a mobile website.

    And if you do a Google search you will find a lot of different mobile site builders.

    Use either search function on this forum or Google.

    Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author thriftgirl62
      Originally Posted by resellrightsandplr View Post

      Dreamweaver CS5.5
      Built with Mobile Muscle in mind.

      Second to none. Easy to use.

      And, they (Adobe) now have a subscription plan for like $20/month which I'm pretty sure includes all upgrades.

      The best training & all the help you could possibly want from the Developer Community.

      ~Karen
      Do you mean MUSE for $20/mo ?
      Originally Posted by KingMedia View Post

      Looking for a user friendly program too, not a cheap looking theme, but a real nice slick one that clients will pay bigger $$ for.

      How do you edit these themes once they are uploaded? Have only had experience with WordPress so am used to the WP dash and tweaking things from in there. Is there an admin panel?

      Don't have Dreamweaver.

      Failed to upload a recent mobile theme via FTP, it got in there but the apache page loaded rather than the theme.

      Really am surprised there are no WordPress friendly themes made specifically for mobile that has options and such. Of course am aware of the plugins and free WP themes for mobile (carrington) but hey suck quite frankly.
      Every site on this page is Mobile Ready for any mobile device you can think of - unless the box on the main template of each site doesn't have a check-mark there. The three client sites at the top are "out of the box" and looked naked compared to all those fancy Fortune 500 Client Sites and non-profits like Ronald McDonald House and Oklahoma Dietetic Association.

      This one is my favorite: fina.cez1.net I did that for my neighbor's upscale boutique in a few minutes plus 1 hour to find the images and upload them - through FTP or the Admin Panel fully customized and controlled by you. There are extensions for using Dreamweaver or Fully loaded editors for editing and publishing in real time.

      Those sites are easily sold by web design firms for around $2500 - $3500 average plus $100+ monthly for support/hosting. I've got the upgraded partner site with 10 admins so let me know if you want to try it out first.

      Uh-Oh, is that Will on the warpath? There are no affiliate links and I'm not trying to sell anything but I wouldn't mind making friends with a few designers right about now.
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      • Profile picture of the author bonn
        Originally Posted by thriftgirl62 View Post

        Do you mean MUSE for $20/mo ?

        Every site on this page is Mobile Ready for any mobile device you can think of - unless the box on the main template of each site doesn't have a check-mark there. The three client sites at the top are "out of the box" and looked naked compared to all those fancy Fortune 500 Client Sites and non-profits like Ronald McDonald House and Oklahoma Dietetic Association.

        This one is my favorite: fina.cez1.net I did that for my neighbor's upscale boutique in a few minutes plus 1 hour to find the images and upload them - through FTP or the Admin Panel fully customized and controlled by you. There are extensions for using Dreamweaver or Fully loaded editors for editing and publishing in real time.

        Those sites are easily sold by web design firms for around $2500 - $3500 average plus $100+ monthly for support/hosting. I've got the upgraded partner site with 10 admins so let me know if you want to try it out first.

        Uh-Oh, is that Will on the warpath? There are no affiliate links and I'm not trying to sell anything but I wouldn't mind making friends with a few designers right about now.
        Its great to hear that tons of people are making bank on mobile like this! $2500 is a great and realistic price --- depending on the complexity of the site of course.

        BOOM money in mobile
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  • Profile picture of the author AllenK
    Give a shot to Jason Fladlien's WP Mobile Pro

    You simply make mobile sites with a specialized Wordpress theme
    using all your familiar tools and plugins.

    (Yes, this WordPress Mobile sites loads fast on mobiles --
    it's built in compliance with Google mobile regulations.
    If that's an indicator of anything, it passes www.hotogomo.com test with flying colors.)

    The output is very slick -- I just used it to deliver a mobi site for a dentist.
    (Copied and pasted his regular site into a mobile wordpress template.)

    The doc is literally drooling from joy. The check is warming up my pocket.

    Plus, this is Jason and Wil's product -- the support is fantastic --
    they employ US programmers full-time and have a tech support team.
    I got my support tickets answered withing couple of hours.


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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Rhome
    Will's php templates that you can adjust in minutes, and Quentin's WP ones should take care of 90% of your needs. And you can get both for below $50. Special cases like ecommerce, complex graphics can be outsourced, some to members of this forum.
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    • Profile picture of the author Madrone
      Originally Posted by Jay Rhome View Post

      Will's php templates that you can adjust in minutes, and Quentin's WP ones should take care of 90% of your needs. And you can get both for below $50. Special cases like ecommerce, complex graphics can be outsourced, some to members of this forum.


      Not sure if you want to use wordpress but I think its much easier to use and one of the most universal themes is WPTap. Very easy to change anything you need to change.
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  • Profile picture of the author VinceReed
    I've tried four of the top programs and I'm not wholly impressed by any of them except one that costs more than $1,000. I've was so disappointed by this that I decided to create and offer my own. I'll be releasing that sometime in March/April of next year. It will be inexpensive and even cooler than the mobile landing pages we just started offering!!! Standby.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Z
    @successtrack there are some great options available to you to allow you to build mobile websites easily.

    The key is to do your research and go with the product that best suits your needs with what you plan to offer to your clients.
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