The W3C's new mobileOK checker performs various tests on a Web page to determine its level of mobile-friendliness. The open-source project promotes the development of mobile-friendly Web content.
The World Wide Web Consortium has announced the availability of the W3C
mobileOK checker, to promote the development of mobile-friendly Web content.
The W3C mobileOK checker performs various tests on a Web page to determine
its level of mobile-friendliness. The mobileOK checker has been developed as an
open-source project, driven by the Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group,
which includes leaders from the mobile industry and Mobile Web Initiative sponsors.
The mobileOK Basic tests are based on the part of the Mobile Web Best
Practices that can be verified automatically with software, W3C officials said.
In releasing the mobileOK checker, the W3C is making it easier to create
content designed to improve users' mobile experience using a broad range of
"The new checker builds on the suite of quality assurance tools offered
by W3C to help authors and authoring tool developers create clean
content," said Tim Berners-Lee, W3C's director, in a statement. "Clean
content offers a number of benefits to authors and users alike. The mobileOK
checker does a nice job helping you improve your content one step at a time.
Your mobile audience will thank you each time you improve your score."
A W3C mobileOK implementation report indicates that there are already
several mobileOK sites, including the Google search engine and the mobile
version of the Wikipedia Web site. In addition to other mobileOK content
portals, newspapers and phone books, a few tools are already known to generate
mobileOK content, such as Wordpress' mobile plug-in.