Everybody knows that Japanese consumers are way ahead of everyone else when it comes to the latest, cutting-edge trends in wireless Internet technologies. Now counting over 30 million users, this is the largest group of people using mobile devices to access data services anywhere in the world.
NTT DoCoMos i-mode is one of the hottest developments in wireless technology right now. In this chapter, you'll learn how to use the cHTML authoring tools available in GoLive 6.0 to create an i-mode content site. You'll observe first hand the way that different i-mode devices (via emulation software) render the graphical and text content you create, and you'll use i-mode-specific emoji icon tags to make your site more interesting and appealing to your target audience.
While i-mode is extremely popular in Japan, similar services are being launched in Europe and testing is being done in the U.S. Adobe GoLive continues to be one of the premier i-mode authoring tools for i-mode developers both inside and outside of Japan.
Topics covered: cHTML/i-mode authoring, configuring GoLive for Japanese character display, configuring GoLive for the i-mode Doctype, installing and using the Access i-mode Simulator application, previewing content with the Access i-mode Simulator application, i-mode navigation, using emoji icons, data input options.
Click here for a look at Studio Omame's George Baptista, developer of r-newbold.com, a site developed for British Fashion Designer Paul Smith utilizing PHP, MySQL and i-mode (developed with GoLive 5).