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How to Design Websites by Alan Pipes

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Websites for handheld mobile devices

More and more mobile devices, such as smart phones, can be used to access websites while you are on the move. Apart from the iPad (Fig 6.21) and similar rival devices that use Google’s Android operating system, most have small screens – from 128 x 160px to 320 x 480px – and utilize a relatively large menu-choosing device: the human finger.

Consequently, websites specifically for mobile devices should be clear and legible, and have simple, foolproof navigation (Figs 6.19 and 6.20). If you have designed your website using CSS, with the XHTML content logically organized, then it may be just a matter of adding another style sheet using the <link> command – some handhelds don’t recognize @import – and they won’t ...

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