Archive for the 'mobile web' Category

Revisited 12 Myths of Mobile User-Interface Design

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

While looking for information on mobiles, I came across 12 Myths of Mobile User-Interface Design by Aaron Marcus from February 2005. So I decided to review the myths given the arrival of the iPhone 3G in Australia and other recent changes.

The Myths

Opera 9.5 beta for mobile

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

opera beta 9.5b1 screen shoot

Do you have a Windows Mobile device and are jealous of the Safari Browser on the iPhone? But can not or do not want to get an iPhone, well the latest Opera browser for Windows Mobile 5 or 6 is for you …

FAUC (Future AUstralian Carrier) Interest Group

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

A lot of Australian are unimpressed with the offerings of three telcos offering iPhones in Australia. All the plans are heavy on telephony and light on mobile data. The exception are the Optus who are offering low telephony, moderate data plans. For $39 a month you get 500Mb of data + $34 worth of calls, […]

WDS08 are giving an iPhone away and I want to win it.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

Do I want one of those brand new 3G iPhone, YES. But I will wait until what will and see what is going to happen with the offers by all the major telcos in Australia, before committing…

An Introduction to W3C’s Mobile Web Best Practices : Free W3C Online Training Course

Monday, May 5th, 2008

The W3C are running a free online training in Mobile Web Best Practices, you can find out more on the course overview page or you can head straight over to the registration page. You might need to rush seeing the course is limited to 100 participants.

Update 1720WST 5 May 2008 , just got informed by W3C the course is now full, the 100 places where filled quicker than they expected.

Hat tip to Scenario Girl. See you on the course Lisa.

Mobile broadband gets cheaper in Oz

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

I thought I got a good deal at the beginning of the year when I signed up for mobile broadband for 1Gb at $49 a month. Regular readers will know that got upgraded to 2Gb a month, for the same price a few months ago. Well there is now a price war on, with Vodafone offering 5Gb for $39 a month, then 3 offering 2Gb for $24.50 a month and now 1Gb a month for $14.50 (for 3 customers only), for limited time only.

There are a few things to be wary of, to get a free modem you need to sign up for a 2 year contract. Data is calculated on both uploads and downloads. If you exceed your monthly limit, you are charged at a rate of $0.10 a Mb. The service is limited to metropolitan area of major Australian cities. Which means …

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.

The social network in your pocket

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

If you wondered why it has been quiet around here lately, I have spent the last two weeks researching and preparing for my presentation at PodCamp Perth 2007.

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Carnival of the Mobilists #88

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Carnival of the Mobilists #88 is out and yes that presentation is in it. For those who do not know, the Carnival of the Mobilists is a weekly collection of blog posts on mobiles and wireless in one spot. Which moves from blog to blog each week to share the workload

As usual there are a number of very good post, which I am currently reading.

The mobile web meets Google Analytics

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

If you have a blog or website, you want statistics, the best place to get them currently is Google Analytics. The statistics are amazing in both detail and depth, with one exception identifying mobile devices&#8230