Category Archives: The Fun Stuff

Site Guide

Site Guide Planning Your Mobile Web Page Things to decide on before making a mobile web page Documentation you should have Mobile web code and style considerations Tools and FREEbies that are helpful The Basic Mobile Web Code to fill out your Page The … Continue reading

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Tools and FREEbies that are helpful

The web developer toolbar for Firefox For mobile development Firefox is a great tool for checking pages as is. The latest version is Webkit compatible as are Android and iOS mobile browsers. The Web Developer toolbar addon for fire fox … Continue reading

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Simple Screen Scraping – Our Staff Page Example

You may have heard the term screen scraping. Sounds fancy but it just means reading the contents of a remote page and formatting it. It is a terrific way to make the content of a non-mobile page mobile and NOT … Continue reading

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Our Script to Display Library Open Hours

  I have looked into ICS calendar format to display our hours on our main web page but the ICS format is a complex mess to script against and calendar apps that use it were not designed to display business … Continue reading

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Mobile features that are easy to include

Phone links These are quite simple just make a link where the URL that has tel: instead of href:// <a href=”tel:8452573710″>Call Research Desk</a> Mobile phones and devices automatically set up any phone number that find a clickable phone link so … Continue reading

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Mobile Chat With a Librarian – Question point Ask Us 24/7 mobile chat widget

This was nice and something we already had available because participate in Question point’s Ask US 24/7 service. Their chat web app the call a qwidget and can be slightly customized we did not even decide to customize it yet, … Continue reading

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Put turn by turn directions to you on your web site

Turn by turn directions Launched in your Google Maps app As you know in the library world many queries are just long URLs and Google maps directions are the same. All you have to do is format the URL with … Continue reading

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