Mobile Web

Browsing the Web with a handheld device like a mobile phone is rapidly becoming common. These articles discuss what web designers and developers need to consider in order to enable people to browse the web from a handheld device.

An alternative to select elements as navigation in narrow viewports

Using a select element for navigation in narrow viewports is not an ideal solution. Here is an alternative technique that uses real links and is fully stylable.

Posted on June 8, 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

Opera Mobile emulator and Opera Mini simulator

Checking your work in - and sometimes adapting it for - mobile browsers is quickly becoming more important. Testing is Opera Mobile and Opera Mini is pretty easy.

Posted on February 1, 2011

Why iPhones, iPods and iPads are Flash-free

Steve Jobs explains why Apple does not allow Flash on iPhones, iPods and iPads. One reason is that Flash is proprietary and HTML, CSS and JavaScript are not.

Posted on April 29, 2010

W3C Mobile Web Best Practices course, May-July 2010

Learn about developing for the Mobile Web from the W3C by taking an online course based on the Mobile Web Best Practices document.

Posted on April 22, 2010

Gesture-based VoiceOver on the iPhone and iPod touch

Apple has made the iPhone and iPod touch accessible to visually impaired people by shipping them with the new, gesture-based version of the VoiceOver screen reader.

Posted on October 6, 2009

Introduction to W3C’s Mobile Web Best Practices, a second chance

Learn how to use the advice provided in W3C’s Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0 to make sure the information or service you provide on your website is mobile-friendly.

Posted on August 31, 2009

W3C online course: An Introduction to W3C’s Mobile Web Best Practices

Anyone interested in designing or developing web sites and web applications targeted at mobile devices may want to consider taking this introductory online course.

Posted on May 25, 2009

Mobile Web Design (Book review)

Cameron Moll explains how to design and develop websites for the incredible amount of people accessing the Web from their mobile phones.

Posted on September 5, 2007

Opera Mini 4 beta available

A beta of Opera Mini 4, a free web browser for mobile phones that support the MIDP2.0 standard, is available for download.

Posted on June 21, 2007

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