|04-03-2005, 02:55 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2002
Device: Sony PRS-650 / Nexus 7 / Kindle PW
7 steps to better handheld browsing (CSS tutorial)
Simon Collison wrote a quick guideline for Web masters on how to improve Web content to make it more accessible to people browsing with handheld devices. I bookmarked this one for later when we begin our redesign of MobileRead.
|04-03-2005, 07:11 PM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: New London, CT
Device: Direct Neural Implant
This doesn't take into account that less than 1% of mobile pda/phone browsers support CSS, and if you don't have a proper fallback for those that do not, which still looks good, all of this is moot.
|04-04-2005, 01:33 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2004
Device: Assorted older devices
It'd probably be better to just create a mobile-specific HTML-only version of your website... If it's something with a database, you wouldn't have to replicate all your content - just access the database. Simple, effective, and more usable for everyone.
|04-04-2005, 06:30 PM||#4|
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Time and Space, the perfect escape
Device: Sony PRS-T2
Good suggestions, rarely work in practice
I am in agreement that the lack of CSS support renders most of these tips useless. For example, step #1 is indeed the standard way to specify stylesheets for different media types, and, if it worked, would be the best way to serve up specific stylesheets to handheld devices. Unfortunately, few mobile browsers support the "handheld" media type, including my Tungsten|T3's. In fact, no version of Web Pro 3.x, the default browser on the majority of Tungstens and (I believe) Zires, supports the handheld media type.
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