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ISSN: 1534-0295. 31 August 2004 – Issue No. 187

{Ed. — This page demonstrates how the handheld CSS would work. The issue’s real permanent location lies elsewhere.}

Pocket-Sized Design: Taking Your Website to the Small Screen

and Jorunn D. Newth

Among the many websites that are out there, few are standards-compliant. Among those few, only a handful sport style sheets adjusted to the needs of handheld devices. Of those which do offer styling for handhelds, not all will fit the smallest, lowest-resolution screens without presenting the user with the ultimate handheld horror: namely, horizontal scrolling. This article presents a set of general suggestions for creating a handheld-friendly style sheet that works well even on handheld screens no wider than 120px.

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