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Robert Levy
09-25-2003, 02:08 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.sophonix.com/articles/spcontent.asp' target='_blank'>http://www.sophonix.com/articles/spcontent.asp</a><br /><br /></div>In our forums, Mitch Waite posted a link to this great article over at Sophonix.com which explains what is needed to make a website Smartphone-accesible.<br /><br />"If someone browsed your website on the Microsoft Smartphone, what do you think it would look like?<br /> <br />The Microsoft Smartphone comes with Pocket Internet Explorer 2002 which in Microsoft's words allows access to rich internet content. Looking at the 176x220 pixel screen probably tells you that viewing 99.999% of the internet is going to be difficult / annoying / impossible.<br /><br />This guide is to help you design pages for Smartphone users to browse. Perhaps you want to create online content or just want your existing pages to be accessible. This needn't be a long tiresome task, involving complete re-writes of pages and as you will see, simple HTML is actually favoured."<br /><br />If you have a website and are hoping to get people to visit from their Smartphones, this is definitely a good resource to have. At the end of the article is a link to download the complete document and sample code.

09-25-2003, 05:03 AM
No frames, no animated GIFs, no ASP, etc etc....sure not much to play with. I wonder how many people will pass on HTML when creating there interfaces?

09-25-2003, 02:48 PM
it gets better for SmartPhone 2003 ... all the animated gifs you want :)

Microsoft Pocket Internet Explorer is updated on Smartphone 2003
Pocket Internet Explorer has been updated to support the following:

HTML 4.01
Extensible HTML (XHTML)
Cascading style sheets
Microsoft JScript® version 5.5
Enhanced scripting and Document Object Model support
Wireless Markup Language (WML) 2.0 (XHTML + WML 1.x)
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in IPv4/IPv6 mixed-mode environments
New extensible imaging library