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Re: CSS Viewport proposal

From: Rune Lillesveen <rune@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 10:06:19 +0200
To: "Kenneth Rohde Christiansen" <kenneth.christiansen@gmail.com>
Cc: "Kenneth Christiansen" <kenneth.christiansen@openbossa.org>, "www-style list" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.vg9kstxk8isf1p@id-c1005.oslo.osa>
On Tue, 10 Aug 2010 14:29:43 +0200, Kenneth Rohde Christiansen  
<kenneth.christiansen@gmail.com> wrote:

> Well, yes. It is to avoid scaling and still provide web components
> (buttons etc) that have a clickable size.
> Basically most services such as GMail Mobile etc have lists and
> buttons optimized for the DPI of the iPhone, thus there is no scaling
> with a device-width of 320. If on the other hand you use a
> device-width of 480 the list items and buttons become small and harder
> to interact with so Android and Fennec (and us) considers the DPI
> difference (160 vs 240) and scales everything with a factor of 1.5.
> This results in us not having a pixel for each css pixel, using scaled
> images etc.
> This is something we want to avoid in order to make web apps look as
> native as possible, plus making them take advantage of our better
> screen.

I agree that making a pixel perfect GUI targeting a specific device is a  
valid use-case.

Rune Lillesveen
Senior Core Developer / Architect
Opera Software ASA
Received on Wednesday, 11 August 2010 08:06:53 UTC

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