[maemo-users] writing HTML for tablets

From: Mark Somerville mark at scottishclimbs.com
Date: Sun Apr 13 12:57:17 EEST 2008
On Sat, Apr 12, 2008 at 10:20:23AM -0700, Andrew Daviel wrote:
> The Nokia tablets are 800x480, and I can't see pocket PC displays getting 
> much bigger than 1000x500. If they were physically larger, they would not 
> fit in a pocket, and if the pixels were smaller you would need reading 
> glasses (I already need 3 diopter glasses; I only need 1.0 for a PC 
> screen or paperbacks in good light...).
> Regular laptops have about reached the limit; too. Any bigger and they 
> would not fit in a briefcase or on an aircraft tray.
> On the other hand, desktops can get physically larger (we have some 2x4 
> panel arrays) and wall displays can get even bigger. Mainstream LCD 
> panels are changing to 16x9 aspect ratio and HDTV 1920x1080 for single 
> panels.
> So what are we to write content for ?

If you write nice and semantic HTML, you can specify different
stylesheets for standard and handheld use (as well as things like
printing). So, it's quite realistic to have a completely different
layout on a handheld device while using the same HTML.

That said, I'm not sure if MicroB looks for the handheld stylesheet or
not... Anyone?

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