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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Easy for consumers to say, hard for devs.
by bram on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 19:37 UTC
bram
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2009-04-03

"Apps should conform to any screen size."
It is an easy thing for consumers to request, but hard for developers to deliver.

App development time will increase, and may take away resources from other important aspects of development.

-Robust
-High Performance
-Runs anywhere
-Feature Complete

Pick any 3. You'll unlikely to get all four.

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