I am focusing on RIM (blackberry) devices. I already design websites for desktop computers but never tried for a mobile website.
For my third year project I though I would create a website for mobile devices.
Is it possible to be done using php/mysql ? Simple HTML/CSS?
Do you know any books that would show you how to do it?
Any advice is helpful. Thanks a lot.
yes, it is very possible to make web pages with anything that is able to provide the data to client over http(s) in a format, generally html, that is supported by the device in question (preferably detected from request headers). The main point is to keep in mind the limitations (or akwardness) in using mobile devices — so keep it simple!
As for RIM i have no idea even as to what kind of browser support it has. In my country i have never seen one of them.
Personally i do hower wish that more "apps" for mobile devices wouldn’t be shorcuts or simple wrappers to web sites. So if you target mobiles, make a real application!