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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by fretinator on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 19:36 UTC
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The web has gotten awfully funny of late. One of the prime purposes of HTML was to create a device-independent display mechanism. Your site would be usable on any output mechasim, be it screen reader, small device, text-oriented, graphics oriented, etc. Now, sites are not only designed for specific devices, but even specific screen sizes. It reminds me of the old days of desktop programming. Concrete easy, abstract hard, but concrete no likey change!

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