Guide to boost mobile web

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is working with wireless and internet companies on web design guidelines to make it easier for mobile phones to access web pages.

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is working with wireless and internet companies on web design guidelines to make it easier for mobile phones to access web pages.

Although many phones include a web browser, the challenge with browsing from a mobile device is that the screen size is small and the keypad and navigation buttons are restrictive. Limited memory and computational power are also factors limiting what web designers can do, the W3C said.

The set of 60 guidelines for website developers includes avoiding using pop-up windows, cookies, scripting and plug-ins, which do not work on mobile phone devices, and considering bandwidth limitations.




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