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Re: Best Practices document - not best practices

From: Daniel Barclay <daniel@fgm.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 10:43:27 -0400
Message-ID: <42E1060F.6080600@fgm.com>
To: public-bpwg@w3.org
CC: "Holley Kevin (Centre)" <Kevin.Holley@O2.com>

Holley Kevin (Centre) wrote:

> Could I ask how we tell the difference between "mobile web" and "regular
> web" ?

If you ask Barbara.  :-)

(I wasn't advocating such a distinction, just countering her argument
in terms of her own distinctions.)

> Personally I use a mobile device to view "web" pages.  In many cases I
> can read what is there irrespective of whether the target is "mainstream
> web" or "mobile web".  

I wish I had such good luck reading pages even on a regular computer
and screen.  Apparently, most page designers can't understand the
concept of using a large screen to have multiple, smaller windows
and assume everyone's using one full-screen browser window.

If designers were more aware of mobile device limititations (e.g.,
browser display width), maybe they'd use more-flexible page layouts,
which would also help pages display better in non-full-screen
browsers on non-mobile computers.

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