Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th May 2012 21:17 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless An interesting study has been making the rounds across the web these past 24 hours. The creators of OpenSignalMaps have been logging which new devices download their product, and they've collected data on 681900 devices. The results are... Diverse.
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RE: Thought
by dvhh on Thu 17th May 2012 05:52 UTC in reply to "Thought"
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2006-03-20

But it is difficult for designer for make flexible UI (Fixed width Web page are a testament of it).
Plus Porting the fixed graphical mockup to a flexible size screen is not straightforward (cost more money)

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RE[2]: Thought
by moondevil on Thu 17th May 2012 07:27 in reply to "RE: Thought"
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2005-07-08

I think the issue with the fixed width web applications is just that the web is broken as a concept for applications. The web is for documents.

Any native application with proper use of layout managers won't have any big issues with resizing. The only problem is that a minimal size is required, of course.

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RE[3]: Thought
by joshv on Thu 17th May 2012 14:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Thought"
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2006-03-18

I think the issue with the fixed width web applications is just that the web is broken as a concept for applications. The web is for documents.

Any native application with proper use of layout managers won't have any big issues with resizing. The only problem is that a minimal size is required, of course.


Documents break pretty badly for me if they are too wide, so this isn't a problem for just web applications.

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RE[2]: Thought
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 17th May 2012 18:04 in reply to "RE: Thought"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

But it is difficult for designer for make flexible UI (Fixed width Web page are a testament of it).
Plus Porting the fixed graphical mockup to a flexible size screen is not straightforward (cost more money)


Yes, the money thing is real, but seriously, its not technically hard to do. It is creatively and emotionally hard for designers to allow for their creation to not be rendered at a fixed width screen size. I don't really care if there is a tad more blank space between elements or the relative position between elements changes on different screen size. HTML was created with the idea that it would be rendered differently on different screens. Its the professional designers that have mostly screwed that promise up.

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