Mobile Web 2009

Jakob Nielsen, the Danish web usab­il­ity guru, has been look­ing at the state of the web for mobile devices. He com­pares it to the desktop web of 1998Sheesh. Remember that?.

For the best user per­form­ance, you should design dif­fer­ent web­sites for each mobile device class — the smal­ler the screen, the few­er fea­tures, and the more scaled back your design.

This is a great point. You’ll see, if you request a page from my site on your iPhone or iPod Touch, that the page will be rendered in an iPhone-friendly format. I’m using the WordPress dona­tion­ware plug-in WPTouch.

Mobile Web 2009 = Desktop Web 1998 (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox)

Author: Ian Hocking

Writer and psychologist.

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