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The Design of Sites: Patterns for Creating Winning Web Sites, Second Edition by Jason I. Hong, James A. Landay, Douglas K. van Duyne

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Chapter M. The Mobile Web

An increasing number of people are starting to access the Web from mobile devices. However, designing for mobile devices is not the same as designing for desktops. Mobile devices have smaller screens and impoverished input capabilities. This pattern group describes near-term research, as well as pragmatic issues in preparing your Web site for the Mobile Web.

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Mobile Screen Sizing

Google offers a special homepage for visitors using mobile phones. This stripped-down version of the main homepage offers access to all of the most important tools at a size that is large enough to easily read on a mobile device.

Figure M1.1. Google offers a special homepage for visitors using mobile phones. This stripped-down version of the main homepage offers access ...

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