I’ve just been asked whether I test my sites on mobile devices like the Iphone, to make sure that it works across different applications…and seeing as I haven’t got access to an iphone the answer is obviously no.
Does anyone know whether using standards compliant code is enough to ensure the mobile phones etc will render the page correctly?
This question was asked the other day so you should fine the information you need in this thread.
We also have a sticky thread that should be of interest but there is a lot to read.
The short answer is no you cannot guarantee that your page will display ok on mobile devices just by using standard code. However unless you are specifically designing for mobile sites then it’s probably not worth the effort of trying to do do much as they all vary so much.
Read the above posts for a better understanding.
There is also a short sitepoint article here for the iphone:
The one I got for the mac was free (iphone sdk 3.2 - unless they’ve started charging now) and is an almost perfect rendering of the iphone with special keys to mimic one and two finger scrolling and other features.
It’s part of the developer package and you have to register as a developer to get it and the iphone simulator is just a very small part of a massive download but well worth the effort - especially if like me you don’t even own a mobile phone.
We can’t get a signal here as we are in a bit of a valley which means it’s pointless me having one as no one could contact me. ( Actually I lied a little bit I do have a very old pay and go mobile which I leave in the car. I topped it up with £10 5 years ago an there’s still £9 left on it )