Creating a site for mobile devices

Good morning,
I have a number of questions relating to the creation of a
site for mobile devices. My client has given me the assignment to
re-design his current website, and to also create a sub-site
suitable for mobiles. I have spent a number of hours looking around
on the Internet and trying to gain a better understanding of these
issues. Still, a number of questions remain. if you can give me any
additional understanding, that would be great.
Question 1:
Is my understanding correct: I basically need to create two
sites, one for the wide-screen browser, and one for the mobile
browser? I can direct visitors to the mobile site using a CSS or
javascript link - if their browser identifies them as a mobile
browser?
Question 2
Mobile devices come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and
versions. PDA\s and iPhone's have different screensizes and
resolutions that smart--phones, which in turn are different again
from older and simpler phones. Should I design a site for a number
of different types of phones? That would a huge amount of work...
Question 3
I also own Device Central, an App which I should think is
very useful in this situation. But I fail to understand it! OK, so
I can see what my photo or website or flash file looks like on my
Nokia N73 - but I am not designing specifically for that phone. I
also want my design to look good on all the other phones! My client
needs a website that is not tailored to one phone, but to all
phones.
Question 4
And why does Device Central not have profiles for the iPhone?
I would think it is popular enough to warrant its own profile... (I
post this from the Netherlands, where the iPhone is not carried
yet, and so I have only ever held one in my hand). Is this because
the iphone can see regular sites just fine?
Question 5
How does Dreamweaver help me build a mobile site?
Question 6
My client wants to show video on his website. In fact, that's
what this website is all about: showing sports-videos from high
profile sporting events. Which video-formats are most suitable?
Question 7
Do all mobile phones support flash? Or only a few? Or none?
It seems to me that a flash website would allow for more creativity
in the design.
Thanks for any help you can give. Any resources you could
point me to are also very welcome...
Sincerely,
Rogier Bos
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Macnimation wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm experimenting with creating a small site off a
standard site, for mobile
> phone/devices.
>
> Basically, I want to load a basic list page, which has
links to pages that
> will display and run flash movies.
>
> The flash movies, in FLV format are already at 640 x 480
which run fine in the
> main site.
>
> Is it simply to resize the movies to fit the mobile
content size , or will
> they "auto" resize?
>
> Do I have to chnage the webserver configuration in
anyway, its a standard IIS
> site at the moment, but MySQL with apache is also an
option.
>
> Would standard html do or would the pages have to be
done using xhtml or wml?
>
> I would like if possible to get this infomration first
before starting it, so
> I can possibly reduce delays.
>
> Any help or pointers to tutorials would be grateful
>
I'd like to check out the PDA scene some day soon, too. In
the meantime,
there's a recent discussion of this topic here:
http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3288343#post3288343
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