[thelist] mobile expectation

David Laakso david at chelseacreekstudio.com
Thu Nov 3 17:26:08 CDT 2011

On 11/2/11 4:10 PM, Bob Meetin wrote:
> Thank you Ron, Erik and David.  This is good feedback. My eyes are 
> tired and I've also resisted getting absorbed into the mobile 
> universe.  It's really a different mindset.  Much of what I'm hearing 
> is accessibility, and common sense.
> Like I might have said, I picked up a used iPod solely for the purpose 
> of testing. Unfortunately it went south a couple days ago so I can't 
> truly live the experience.  With Firefox I have an add-on called User 
> Agent Switcher.  It provides a view for iPhone, also IE.  When I go to 
> iPhone 3.0 mode it will recognize sites that have been designed with 
> mobile views, but with those that haven't (no detection) it delivers 
> the default desktop site.  In this mode dropdown menus work, so what 
> you say is good feedback. A navigable site map would be critical for 
> these.
> -Bob

There is a vast difference between what one might achieve on a portable 
device [tablet] compared with what one might achieve on low to high end 
smart phones [mobile-handsets]. A tablet might  hold a two-column layout 
in portrait-view. Such may not be the same on a mobile-handset -- 
portrait or landscape view. Seems to me the layout needs to be device, 
rather than whim, driven.

Desktop. Laptop. Tablet. Mobile!

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