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End user re-authoringof existing Web sites

Jeffrey Nichols, Zhigang Hua, Tessa Lau, John BartonIBM Research – Almaden

ABSTRACT

Today’s Web pages provide many useful features, but unfortunately nearly all are designed first and foremost for the desktop form factor. At the same time, the number of mobile devices with different form factors and unique input and output facilities is growing substantially. The Highlight “re-authoring” environment addresses these problems by allowing users to start with sites they already use and create mobile versions that are customized to their tasks and mobile devices. This re-authoring is accomplished through a combination of demonstrating desired interactions with an existing Web site and ...

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