Optimizing Your Website for Mobile Safari

Optimizing Your Website for Mobile Safari

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This is the eBook version of the printed book. Optimizing Your Website for Mobile Safari (Digital Short Cut) By August Trometer When Apple announced the iPhone, they also ushered in yet another mobile browser for web developers to contend with: Mobile Safari. While Safari is built on the typical web standards supported by other browsers, Mobile Safari brings in an entirely new paradigm of web browsing. With its touch-screen display, users tap and a€œpincha€ on web pages to bring the content into view. And while most web sites a€œshoulda€ work normally on the iPhone and iPod toucha€™s Mobile Safari, there are some additional tweaks web designers can make to their sites to enhance the user experience. This digital Short Cut introduces web designers and developers to the basic concepts of browsing on the iPhone and iPod touch using Mobile Safari. Youa€™ll learn about how the browser works and why ita€™s so important to help users get the full experience from your website. Youa€™ll also learn about: Ways to detect Mobile Safari, using JavaScript and PHP How to serve up a style sheet thata€™s Mobile Safari-specific to ensure your website is viewable on the iPhone and iPod touch Mobile Safari-specific CSS attributes that take advantage of Safaria€™s WebKit Which MIME types are supported--and more importantly, not supported--by Mobile Safari How to create video content for viewing in Mobile Safari This Short Cut pulls together all the information you need to make your website iPhone and iPod touch-compatible and condenses it down into a quick run-through of everything you need to know. Optimizing Your Website for Mobile Safari (Digital Short Cut) August Trometer ISBN-10: 0-321-54401-3 ISBN-13: 978-0-321-54401-8 Table of Contents Chapter 1: iPhone Basics Chapter 2: Getting Standard Chapter 3: Getting Compatible Chapter 4: Getting Optimized Chapter 5: Using Rich Media Chapter 6: How-Toa€™s and Other Quick Tips Appendix: Resources About the Author Written by August Trometer, an Indianapolis-based web developer, youa€™ll learn the ins and outs of making your website work on the iPhone and iPod touch by someone whoa€™s been there himself. Web developer by day and Cocoa programmer by night, August was the founder of dotmac.info, the only a€œcommunitya€ site for Applea€™s .Mac members, and the creator of iPodderX, the first third-party utility for Podcasting. You can contact him via his website, foggynoggin.com.... upload or download files. If a Mobile Safari user clicks a link and tries to download a file, an alert box will appear waming that the user cannot download files. ... viewable right within Safari. Chapter 5, a€œUsing Rich Media, a€ covers this in detail.

Title:Optimizing Your Website for Mobile Safari
Author:August Trometer
Publisher:Pearson Education - 2007-10-29


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