| 11:37 pm on Sep 30, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Ah! The Small Screen Rendering engine from Opera strikes out into the big world. I'm not surprised that Adobe saw the value there - it's been one of my favorite features ever since Opera introduced it.
| 2:27 am on Oct 1, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I gave up coding for 640x480 two years ago, for small screens they can use the xml feed or Google's PDA services I guess.
Are handhelds a serious commercial web market? All I have heard is that ring-tones are a big impulse seller, but that doesn't apply to regular PDAs.
| 2:38 am on Oct 1, 2003 (gmt 0)|
The web-enabled handheld is just kicking in -- but from what I see the early adopters are now in the general consumer market, rather than being mostly techie types. I've seen more this summer than I thought I would, on trains, airports, buses.
It's definitely a beginning, and not yet a flood. But I now think it's really worth a bit of attention whenever I design a new site template to pop Opera down to the small screen view and make sure it isn't a disaster.
We got a nice contract about 6 months ago because the very techie CEO was impressed that one of our sites looked so good on his new web phone's small screen.
I was expecting a 320 px wide screen to become the de facto standard when I first saw Nokia's release. But so far, that doesn't seem to be happening.
| 6:35 am on Oct 1, 2003 (gmt 0)|
The official press release:
| 3:47 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)|
The mobile web market is coming fast. Like real fast. Better watch out or it might run you over :)
| 3:54 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)|
The mobile market will only be inspired by the commercial web if people can do ads for them IMHO, and tiny screens don't lend themselves well to things like Google ads, etc.
I would suspect pop-ups would be even more hated on small devices.
But bloggers and other non-commercial folks seem to love them as toys. I see them on the bus (college) all the time.