Posted Friday, January 19, 2007 4:13:08 AM by jojo
You may have noticed the release of the CMX mobile/handheld device CSS reference resource yesterday. With mobile access becoming an increasingly important area of our work. and information in general on CSS support for mobile browsers being scarce we thought it would be good to have an open source mobile reference point, a place where you can search for mobile device/browser information and also add devices to the resource.
When designing for the mobile internet you need to be aware that not all handheld devices' browsers support the handheld media type, many only see the screen media type which means your small screen design needs to be carefully planned out to ensure that you get the display you need. Further to this some handheld browsers read both the screen and handheld media style sheets so you need to be fully aware of the rules of specificity and how to implement them to deal with these browsers correctly.
Don't get caught in a trap where you think just declaring a handheld media type is good enough, it isn't.
You can access the desk top search interface here: http://www.communitymx.com/mobile/mobileD/ For info on handheld browser support you would be best searching for the browser name.
You can add your device to the database for others to reference by visiting here: http://www.communitymx.com/mobile/ this is only accessible by handheld devices though. If you do add your device please complete the CSS reference point checks.
An article on using and how the data collection works is available here: http://www.communitymx.com/content/article.cfm?cid=AA8A9
Look forward to hearing any comments you may have.
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