Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 19th Aug 2006 02:07 UTC
Opera Software "The DS Browser ends up becoming a bullet point for the Nintendo DS system's capabilities. Yes, the Nintendo DS can now surf the internet. But after the novelty wears off, you probably won't want to", Craig Harris writes in his review. Craig was very kind to send us a DS screenshot rendering the mobile version of OSNews, although the browser seems to interpret "100%" of cell width as 800px wide instead of DS' 256px native resolution. Update: Craig sent us another shot, this time using the "small screen rendering" mode, which looked much better.
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Hate to break it to you
by deathshadow on Sat 19th Aug 2006 04:43 UTC
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but given the fixed layout of the sites html, SPECIFICALLY:

<table width="765" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
<COL width="155">
<COL width="610">

Opera rendered in 'normal' EXACTLY as it should... It should ONLY display properly on <800 pixel displays in opera with 'Fit to width' / 'Small Screen Rendering' on.

Which I still say fixed width is just bad site design. Remove the width= on the table and the second column, and make the site actually USE the clients browser window instead of crippling it on small screens, and making it a crappy little stripe down the middle of the screen on larger ones.

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RE: Hate to break it to you
by Eugenia on Sat 19th Aug 2006 04:48 in reply to "Hate to break it to you"
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I am sorry, but you didn't get it right. The mobile browsers are AUTODETECTED on osnews and they are served a DIFFERENT source code. Didn't you see in the screenshots that it looked different than the version you quoted? ;)

The mobile version of osnews has width 100%, not 765px.

Edited 2006-08-19 05:00

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deathshadow Member since:

>> I am sorry, but you didn't get it right. The mobile browsers are AUTODETECTED on osnews and they are served a DIFFERENT source code

My bad, although that seems like an awful lot of effort when you could probably just write once and be done with it. (well, except for WAP which should get it's own since that's not HTML)

Hey, at least I didn't do the XHMTL fanboy ranting and raving about how you used tables for layout. ;)

Given how it rendered though, I would wonder if there isn't some element on the page pushing it to that limit - the odd spacing of the navigation table for example makes me think something's not kosher there.

Do you have any cgi flags in place that can 'force' OSNews into feeding specific versions? I'd be interested in seeing what the desktop copy of Opera does at various settings (such as the small screen previewer)

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