A list of useful references for those looking to develop WAP sites or just learn a little about mobile site creation and what’s involved. It’s not intented to be an extensive list of every resource available, but should give you enough knowledge to set you on your way.
- WAP Tutorial : Learn about WAP and WML, and how to convert your HTML pages to pocket format, so that your information can be accessed from devices like mobile WAP phones. At W3Schools you will find complete WML references about tags, attributes, entities, and more.
- The Wireless FAQ : The Wireless FAQ have provided a great area for some time giving answers to some common questions encountered while developing WAP sites.
- An Introduction to WAP site Authoring : A quick overview of the structuring of typical WML pages, presentation of Cards, presentation options for navigation, using WBMP images in WML, WAP site developement, using tables, WMLScript and the WAP Telephony Application Interface (WTAI).
- WAP using WML ASP and PHP : This article doesn’t focus on teaching you WML directly, but rather it will show you the steps you need to take to implement and test WML scripts using a web server and WAP emulator.
- The Open Mobile Alliance : Originally known as the WAP Forum, it’s mission is to facilitate global user adoption of mobile data services by specifying market driven mobile service enablers that ensure service interoperability across devices, geographies, service providers, operators, and networks, while allowing businesses to compete through innovation and differentiation.
- Browsing WAP XHTML Developer FAQs : A Nokia Forum article giving an introduction to XHTML used with WAP for the latest generation of mobiles.
- WAP Programming Forum : Devshed’s WAP Programming forum discussing development for wireless technologies including WAP and WML.
- Mobile Web Best Practices : A very useful document created by the Worldwide Web Consortium providing practical advice on creating mobile content with instructions for authors, developers, designers, and other content producers wishing to avoid “known pitfalls,” such as pop-ups and page-scrolling. In conjunction with the guidelines, W3C has also launched a wiki to collect observations and suggestions, as well as descriptions of implementation experiences.
If you have a resource that you feel covers something not included here or would compliment this page, please comment below with any suggestions.