iOS WebKit browsers and auto-zooming form controls

Web browsers on small iOS devices auto-zoom many form controls on focus. Here’s why and what you can do about it.

Posted on December 17, 2012

iOS orientation change and automatic text resizing

There is a clever script that fixes the iOS orientation change zoom bug. Here is a reminder about a couple of issues you may run into when using it.

Posted on May 9, 2012

Testing on mobile devices without the hardware

Tips for installing and running the iOS Simulator and the Android Emulator for testing your web sites on mobile devices without buying lots of hardware.

Posted on August 30, 2011

The iOS Zoom setting disables maximum-scale=1 and user-scalable=no

Enabling the Zoom setting (in Settings > General > Accessibility) on iOS makes it possible to zoom normally on web pages that use a meta viewport element to prevent zooming.

Posted on June 7, 2011

iOS tip: how to zoom on web pages that have disabled user zoom

iOS has a Zoom feature that lets you zoom the entire screen and comes in handy on web sites and apps that use small text and disable user scaling.

Posted on May 11, 2011

Make your iPad and iPhone apps accessible

iOS has great potential for accessibility, but application developers need to do their part to make their apps fully accessible. Fortunately it seems pretty straightforward.

Posted on March 14, 2011

DanKam for iPhone and Android corrects colour blindness

DanKam is an augmented reality app that uses the phone’s camera to filter images in real time, changing their colours to make them easier to see for colourblind people.

Posted on February 17, 2011

iOS browsers that allow font scaling and text reflow

Safari for iOS doesn’t offer text resizing. Two third-party browsers that do are iCab Mobile and Atomic Web Browser, both of which also reflow text after a font size change.

Posted on January 5, 2011

Safari for iOS needs a text size preference and text reflow

Safari for iOS needs a text size preference or a control to change text size. It also needs to reflow text to make line lengths fit the screen.

Posted on January 3, 2011

Controlling text size in Safari for iOS without disabling user zoom

How to prevent your website from having unreadably small text when it is first loaded in Safari on iOS and how to prevent auto-scaling of text when you change orientation from portrait to landscape on your iPhone/iPod/iPad

Posted on December 21, 2010

Accessibility improvements in Apple iOS 4 for iPhone/iPod Touch

iOS 4 for Apple’s mobile products have improved accessibility features, including support for navigating by WAI-ARIA landmark roles.

Posted on September 16, 2010

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