Archive for November, 2007

Web Directions North

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

web directions north link to site

You will see some advertising for Web Directions North around this blog, the reason is that one lucky person who promotes WDN08 on their site will win a free ticket to WDN08, accommodation and airfares. Seeing I hope to go to SXSW this time, winning this is the only way I get to Vancouver next year.

OK I have done the commercial disclosure bit, so why am I interested in going, well in addition to the fun socializing bit, in the speaker lineup we have Jeffrey Zeldman and Tara Hunt. I just want to see Zeldman speak. Tara delivered a really interesting keynote presentation …

Internet Explorer Mobile

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Oh what a lovely browser </sarcasm>. I admit I do use it for browsing the mobile web (i.e. site designed only for mobile browsers), it works well with those sites and I need one keypress less than Opera Mobile when paging through the mobile twitter site. However, if required to visit a traditional web site on my phone, I will use Opera Mobile. IE mobile’s rendering of traditional web pages is comical enough to almost win me a WebJam (and I did not have to dance).

The fun really starts when you try to build a site that works in both traditional web browsers and mobile browsers. IE mobile applies both screen and handheld stylesheets. Which can cause chaos. Even knowing this is not enough, I you try to counteract the screen stylesheet by removing styles in a handheld stylesheet, you need to do it properly.