How to Target Mobile Browsers when Developing Websites


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Targeting mobile browsers

Before we can start building sites that target mobile browsers, we first have to understand three things: what are the most common mobile browsers, what the mobile browser market landscape looks like, and then how to go about building sites that will work across the largest number of browsers. First let's begin by taking a look at what the most common mobile browser rendering engines are. There are four main rendering engines that are prevalent in the mobile space. WebKit is the engine behind browsers such as Safari on the iPhone, Chrome on Android, the newer BlackBerry browser starting with BlackBerry 6, and some other phones.

The Presto engine is what powers Opera mobile. The Gecko engine is what powers the Firefox Mobile browser. And finally, Trident is used on Windows phones and is the rendering engine behind IE9. Each of these rendering engines provide good support for established baseline web standards such as a HTML 4, CSS 2.1, and JavaScript 1.4. They also provide pretty good su...

Targeting mobile browsers
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Targeting mobile browsers provides you with in-depth training on Developer. Taught by Joe Marini as part of the Mobile Web Design & Development Fundamentals

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Developer Web
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