Nov 4 2007
We all know that Mobile Safari, the browser found in the iPhone and iPod Touch, does not support Flash, but what other considerations should webmasters make when optimizing their sites for these new multi-touch web devices? Our own August Trometer has recently had a written work published under the title Optimizing Your Website for Mobile Safari: Ensuring Your Website Works on the iPhone and iPod touch that will answer that and other questions.
The “Digital Short Cut” from InformIT sells for USD$9.99 and covers such topics as:
- How to serve up a style sheet that’s Mobile Safari-specific to ensure your website is viewable on the iPhone and iPod touch
- Mobile Safari-specific CSS attributes that take advantage of Safari’s WebKit
- Which MIME types are supported–and more importantly, not supported–by Mobile Safari
- How to create video content for viewing in Mobile Safari
If you have a website, Mac-centric or otherwise, you owe it to yourself to be aware of the differences in the way the web is viewed on used on these devices. They are changing our online world, doesn’t it make sense that you be ready with a few well made changes of your own?