Advice Please Formatting Screen Output for different Mobile Browsers
Posted on 2011-03-18
I currently have a project that is designed to run on Windows Mobile 5/6. We have a customer with a number of Windows CE devices that want access to this application. Of course we also have Ipads/Iphones and the like to consider for future deployment. Right now the app is designed to run on the .net compact framework so basically a fat client. I'm in the process of migrating my code to web services and making it strictly browser based (it currently supports real-time and batch transactions) moving forward. I'll be using VS Studio 2010 and ASP.net on the server. I've been trying to wrap my head around the best way to manage presentation on the different browsers that we may have hitting the site, but really need to focus on the Win CE and Windows Mobile browser because I have an immediate need to support those 2 platforms.
I guess what I'm asking for is some direction on how to proceed so that my server can distinguish what platform / browser is requesting a page and how to best serve up the page so I can use one script to render content designed for multiple browsers. I've been trying to get some direction thru google but just need to cut to the chase and find out what the "best practice" is using the ASP.Net framework.