Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 18:04 UTC
Internet & Networking "A complete continuum of screen sizes is actually a blessing for Web designers and developers. It forces us toward adaptive solutions that respond to diverse capabilities instead of being able to draw arbitrary cut-off points for separate mobile, tablet, and desktop sites. So I for one, welcome our six inch fonblet/phablet friends and look forward to further diversity in screens that allow us to access the Web." Hadn't thought of it this way yet. Clever. Aside from this, I'm happy with all these sizes - it means there's something for everyone. Just because I prefer 4.3", doesn't mean everyone should, or that I'm going to ridicule those that prefer larger or smaller displays.
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Overlooks one key point
by andrewclunn on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 18:21 UTC
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Minimum resolution. Text can scale, but images and embedded video? A zoom function is useful on smart phones, but it's just assumed that you'll constantly be using it because the screen isn't big enough to display the whole web site. Desktop browser though assume you've got a resolution that's plenty large enough. The fact that desktop browsers haven't accommodated lower resolutions in any fashion means that there's still a minimum resolution that you must build around, with laptops (not phones) usually being the limiting factor, ironically.

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