A personal mobile Web page is a great tool to serve as a gateway between you and your co-workers, customers, friends, and relatives.
Some of the things that could be on your personal mobile Web page are photos of you, links to your accounts on social networks, contact information, products or services you sell, affiliate links, and more.
You can create a personal mobile Web page from scratch, use free software to create the page, or have a Web developer create the page for you.
Here are six steps to create your own personal mobile Web page:
1. – REGISTER A DOMAIN NAME for your personal mobile Web page. Use your favorite search directory/engine to search for “domain name registration.” Choose a company and search for a domain name using YOURNAME.com. Get a domain that ends in “.COM.” Those are the most popular types of domains. Register YOURNAME.com or a variation of it if it’s available.
If you already have a domain name and Web space, you can create a sub-domain like YOURNAME.YOURWEBSERVER.com and a separate folder to store your personal mobile Web page and image files.
2. – GET WEB HOSTING space for your personal mobile Web page, if you don’t have Web space. You need this Web space to store your Web page and any images you will display on the page. Most domain name registration companies offer Web hosting packages.
3. – USE FREE SOFTWARE to build your personal mobile Web page. There are software programs that enable you to create Web pages without any programming knowledge. If you know HTML, you can use a word processing program to create your page.
You can use your desktop/laptop computer and Web browser to view the source code for mobile Web pages. Load a mobile Web page in your browser and use the view command, then source command to open a window that displays the HTML code for that page.
Viewing the source code will show you what HTML code you need, how links and images are displayed, and how text is formatted on a mobile device screen.
My personal mobile Web page is at: http://www.charliemorelli.com. Use your mobile device to visit my page and see how it looks on a mobile device. You’ll notice that my Web page is mobile optimized and there’s no need for you to pinch or zoom your screen to read my information. You just scroll down the page to see my information.
For your convenience, I’ve created a Web page that displays the HTML programming code I use in my personal mobile Web page. Use your desktop/laptop computer to visit: http://www.cmmei.com/personalmobilecode.htm and copy the code to your Web page. You can edit the code, put in your own information, and save it on your Web server.
4. – CREATE IMAGES, using a graphics or photo software program, for a portrait and domain name logo. The images should be small in width and height. Check my source code to see the width and height for my images. I put images on my mobile Web pages with a width of 300 pixels or less. This size seems to work well on most mobile devices. Save your images in “gif”, “jpg”, or “png” format, and save them on your Web server.
5. – REDIRECT YOUR DOMAIN NAME to your personal mobile Web page address. Most domain name registration companies offer this service and call it URL FORWARDING or URL REDIRECTION. Use that domain name service to forward or redirect your www.YOURNAME.com to www.YOURWEBSERVER.com/YOURWEBPAGE.htm(l).
6. – VALIDATE YOUR WEB PAGE by visiting http://validator.w3.org. Enter your personal mobile Web page address and it will check it for errors. Validation is important because you want your Web page to display properly on numerous mobile devices.
Use your own mobile device to view your personal mobile Web page. Try displaying your Web page on different mobile devices. You can use online mobile device emulators, but nothing is better than the actual mobile device. Does your page display properly? Does the text look ok? Fix any code errors, upload the updated Web page, validate it, and repeat this process until your Web page looks just right.
Once your personal mobile Web page is on the Internet, you can tell everyone you know about it. Put your Web address on your business cards, on your résumé, in e-mail signatures at the end of your e-mails, etc.
Why create a personal mobile Web page? The world has gone mobile. The number of people using mobile Web on mobile phones is growing daily. Eventually, the number of mobile users will outnumber desktop PC users.
You should create a personal mobile Web page because most desktop Web pages won’t work on mobile devices. Personal mobile Web pages are easier to navigate using a touch screen or keypad. With your own personal mobile Web page, your co-workers, customers, friends, and relatives can stay in touch with you through their mobile devices.
Mobile devices and mobile Web are here to stay. Create your personal mobile Web page and become part of the global mobile community.
Charlie Morelli is a mobile Internet marketing consultant and Webmaster of 56 Web sites. One of those sites is CMMMobile.com, a site that shows you how to create your own mobile Web site and mobile app.
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