• Step 1 – Take the Mobile Web Quiz – See if MWF is right for your site.
  • Step 2 – Read the MWF Operational Service Level Details and fill out the MWF form.
  • Step 3 – Get started with MWF.

About MWF

The Texas A&M Mobile Web Framework (MWF) is based on UCLA’s Mobile Web Framework

MWF provides an easy way to build mobile-optimized web applications. MWF is a standards-based, lightweight framework that supports all mobile devices containing a mobile web browser. It provides a robust presentation layer that allows applications to define a single set of markup that degrades gracefully based on the capabilities of the user’s mobile device. MWF supports iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, tablets and even T9 phones. (Source: UCSD Mobile Web Framework)

MWF Governance

The Texas A&M MWF is a service provided by Computing & Information Services, a department of Texas A&M Information Technology, at no charge to university departments and organizations.

To use the service, please read the
MWF Operational Service Level Details and fill out the MWF form

Texas A&M’s mobile website,, is maintained and governed by the Division of Marketing & Communications. To request a site link on, send a message to

Get Started with MWF

  1. Download the basic MWF HTML template.
  2. Review the style elements included with MWF. For detailed descriptions of style elements, visit the MWF Wiki.

Basic HTML and Style Elements

See MWF Wiki: Framework Overview.

The following required tags should be placed inside the <head> tag of each page:

<meta name="viewport" content="height=device-height, width=device-width; initial-scale=1.0; maximum-scale=1.0;
user-scalable=no;" />

<link href="//" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet">

<script src="//" type="text/javascript"></script>

Each page has a “header” selector, “content” area and “footer” selector.


The title header contains the name of department or organization that links to the site home page and the Texas A&M logo that links to the Texas A&M University mobile website. The header contains a home icon that links to the site home page and a title that links to the root of the application. 

<h1 id="title-hdr">
<a href="" id="logo"><img src="" alt="TAMU"></
<span><a href="#">Dept. Name or Org</a></span> </h1> <h2 id="header"> <a href="#" id="home"><img src="" alt="Home" border="0"></a>
<span><a href="#">Title</a></span> </h2>

Content Area

This is the area where the application content, menus and forms display. View the example page to see other content area selectors. For a full description of all of
the selectors available for the content area, visit the MWF Wiki.


MWF Content
<div class="content-full content-padded">
<h1 class="content-first">Content</h1>
<p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do
eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim
ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut
aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in
reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla
pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in
culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.
<a href="#">Link here</a></p>
<div class="content-last content-button">
<div class="button-full button-padded">
<a href="#" class="button-first">« Prev</a>
<a href="#" class="button-last">Next »</a>

Footer Area

The “bottom” includes a link to “View Full Site” that links to your responsive web site.  The footer includes the Texas A&M University image that links to, a “Search” link that links to the search page, and a link to the MWF Framework documentation.

MWF Footer
<div id="bottom">
	<a href="#">View Full Site</a>
<div id="footer">
<a href=""><img src="" alt="Texas A&M University" border="0"></a>
	<a href="">Search</a> | <a href="">MWF Framework</a><br/>&copy; 2012 TAMU

Texas A&M Mobile Web Framework Operational Service Level Details


The Texas A&M Mobile Web Framework (MWF) is a service provided by Computing & Information Services (CIS), a department of Texas A&M Information Technology, at no charge to university departments and organizations. MWF provides an easy way to build mobile-optimized web applications. MWF is a standards-based, lightweight framework that supports all mobile devices containing a mobile web browser. The centrally hosted framework allows the university to maintain a unified mobile web presence, regardless of the server or environment where the actual sites reside.


CIS hosts the UCLA Mobile Web Framework.

Texas A&M-specific HTML templates are available for use by mobile applications.

Service Availability

Normal Service Availability: The Texas A&M MWF service is available for customer use 24 hours per day, seven days per week, all days per year, excluding scheduled maintenance periods.

Scheduled Maintenance: The regular maintenance window for upgrades and regular security maintenance occurs on Saturdays, beginning at 6:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., when required.

Problem Reporting and Change Notification: CIS notifies customers of general and widespread events using the CIS Enhancement or the CIS Major Events sites. A mailing list, GOMOBILE-L, will be maintained by CIS to include contact information provided by customers. Subscribers may report issues or problems through Help Desk Central at or 979.845.8300

Key Service Indicators

The following provides a description of the key service level objectives defined by this service level agreement.

Overall availability: percentage value of infrastructure service availability
Overall availability is calculated as the hours the service is available in the reporting period divided by the total hours in the reporting period. This percentage reflects scheduled and unscheduled downtime.

Performance target: 99%

Other Party Responsibilities

In addition to the services provided by CIS, subscribers of this service and identified owners/administrators agree to adhere to applicable Texas A&M Rules & Regulations and Acceptable Use Policies.

Help Desk Central (HDC) responsibilities include call logging and dispatch to CIS Infrastructure Systems & Services operational support. HDC is not able to provide telephone technical support for this service.

CIS IT support staff is responsible for maintenance of the service infrastructure. This includes physical hardware and dependent systems such as storage and the internal network. This team is also responsible for service, security and performance monitoring, and infrastructure backups. Disaster recovery planning (for the major infrastructure components), hardware maintenance, storage planning and strategic planning for the service also are responsibilities of CIS.

Date of last review: 2012 June

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