Expert Web and Mobile design, development and strategyHome About Us Services Blog Accolades Contact Us Cloud Four Blog « Mobile operating systems and browsers More on CSS Media Queries for Mobile » are headed in opposite directions Search CSS Media Query for Mobile is Fool’s Gold August 3rd, 2010 by Jason Grigsby Ethan Marcotte’s article Responsive Web Design has caught the imagination of web Subscribe developers. Several subsequent articles have touted the CSS media query feature as RSS Feeds a way to build mobile-optimized web sites. All posts All comments Enter your email address: Subscribe Delivered by FeedBurner April 2011 M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Even I’m guilty of contributing to this meme with my article on CSS orientation.
e way in which CSS media queries have beenpromoted for mobile hides tough problems andgives developers a false promise of a simplesolution for designing for multiple screens.
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No. ARTICLES TOPICS ABOUT CONTACT CONTRIBUTE FEED320 DECEMBER 14, 2010 Search ALA Smartphone Browser Landscape include discussions by P E T E R - P A U L K O C H Published in: User Interface Design , Mobile , Mobile Design , Mobile Development Topics Discuss this article » | Share this article » Code Content Culture Design Mobile Process User Science Snapshot Most web designers and developers (not to mention the entire blogosphere) fall squarely in the high-end market. A cultural bias Users expect websites to work on their mobile phones. In two to three years, mobile support exists against OSs aimed will become standard for any site. Web developers must add mobile web development to their at any other market. As skill set or risk losing clients. a result, most people focus on the struggle How do you make websites mobile compatible? The answer is obvious: By testing them on all between iOS and mobile phones, and by solving the problems you encounter. But, that’s a useless answer. It’s Android, and ignore the rest. This has to change. impossible to test your designs on every mobile phone out there. Within the mobile phone landscape, there are at least ten operating systems (OSs) and fifteen browsers that require consideration. Mobile devices are expensive, and not every web developer can afford to buy five to ten of them. Testing “on all mobile phones” is impossible for most web developers. In this article, I’ll give you an overview of the mobile web market, as well as phone platforms and their browsers, so that you can decide which mobile devices to test on. Then, we’ll look at how to set up a mobile test bed. Stay in better touch with customers with
“Testing on as many devices as possible is a greatidea in theory, but in practice it is untenable. Even if webuy a few devices to try to cover more ground, they will beoutdated in just a few months or a year at most. So are wesupposed to buy multiple devices per year?”posted at 11:32 am on December 14, 2010 by klayon“If that’s the mobile landscape, I want no part of it.”posted at 07:22 am on December 15, 2010 by Polsonby http://www.alistapart.com/comments/smartphone-browser-landscape/
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Yes, given more time, we would address some issues onthe back-end to keep large images from downloading formobile users in the rst place, but our site is fairlylightweight to begin with, so it wasn’t really worth thetime it would take to mess around with that stuﬀ. Wemay revisit the issue in the future, however.Also, just to play devil’s advocate, Jeremy Keith pointedout that it’s a bad assumption that mobile devices alwayshave limited bandwidth and desktops always have plenty.
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Mobile First RWD is Difﬁcult How do we handle img tag src? How to handle embedded video?How do we eliminate unnecessary assets? How can we be smart about image and video resizing and converting? How do we integrate with content management systems?
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