londrum - 1:16 pm on Jul 3, 2011 (gmt 0)
when people design sites they dont think "this one is for the desktop and this one is for a laptop, and this one is for the pad". they just design it to work well at different resolutions, like 1024 and 800x600. big screen TVs will be no different.
The only real difference that i think TVs will introduce is websites will definitely have to look good on vast screens. (because even if people have vast monitors at the moment, the windows generally dont fill up the whole screen -- but that will change with TVs). We'll have to size up the text and buttons and everything else. But that is just a CSS issue, hardly difficult.
i dont get why people think everything will be done on smaller screens. why should it? just because its small and portable? you could say the same thing about TV, but people still do that sitting in front of a big box. Watching TV is a stationary pasttime, you dont do it on the move, And so are 99% of the things that we do on the web. We sit down and do it somewhere. Given a choice, if people are spending more than five minutes on the web, then im sure that they will prefer to have a comfortable size TV/monitor screen to do it on, rather than one that is 2 inches across.
The data that suggests web use has dropped for non-mobile users "in terms of minutes" may be nothing more than a reflection of the increase in speed and falling prices. practically everybody has broadband now, which wasnt the case a few years ago. So of course we spend less time on the web -- its ten times quicker.