Why are you targeting phones for your first test cases of a PM redesign?
What data and/or member feedback indicates a desire for a PM mobile redesign?
Are you intending on presenting desktop solutions for Firefox/Chrome?
- Tableless layout
- Responsive on cellphones and other small screen devices.
- Less visual clutter
So to answer you questions the desktop version of the site looks just like it does now and the mobile experience gets a face lift. Mobile is the fastest growing segment of the browsing market and they already sell more smart phones than desktop pcs. According to some reports the percentage of worldwide traffice done on mobile devices current sits at 10%. Now looking at the feedback I have received so far and doing some background searching of PM the most common thing I hear is "I do not use PM on a mobile device, therefore a mobile site is not needed" which is just anecdotal evidence and wrong. Ignoring the importance of the growing mobile market and its users is like saying "This Internet thing is just a fad" back in the 1990s. If the potential for 1 out of 10 users is on a mobile device then why shouldn't we support a new mobile experience?Assuming a positive response to your redesign, what is the roadmap to implementation?
Is there going to be any HTML/CSS with these designs you are presenting or will it be left up to others in PMDev to translate the images to markup?
To address the need of phone users I will just point out the reoccurring talk about Perlmonks SmartPhone App and perlmonks iphone app as well as others that can be found via super search. This is a responsive, mobile first design. Meaning it looks the same on mobile devices under 600px wide resolutions.