Okay, so we saw W3C's Mobile Web Best Practices offered up in "near-final form
" in June of 2006, but we're just now (August of 2008, for those parked under a rock or tuning in from a parallel universe) seeing a final release. Talk about taking their sweet time. Hopefully said document has been updated over the past two years, and hopefully webmasters will grab hold and actually implement some of the suggestions. In essence, these guidelines seek to make web browsing easier on more handsets, but we're still
in dire need of more robust browsers
before any server-side tweaks make a noticeable difference.