Friday, January 29, 2010

How Bad is the Web in Mobile Safari?

There's been a lot of complaining about how the new iPad doesn't support "the real web" because it doesn't support Flash. The implication is that Flash is so essential to the web, that not having it in the iPad makes the web browser useless.

There's a post at that attempts to drive this point home by showing some photoshop mockups of what they think web sites will look like on the iPad.

Rather than fake photoshop mockups, how do some of those sites look in mobile safari on the iPhone today?

Are there websites that don't work and are broken? Certainly. But implying that the lack of Flash makes sites like CNN, Disney, and Google Financials useless is just wrong.



Shawn Levasseur said...

And yes, even has a mobile version that works on the iPhone and uses quicktime video.

chadudell said...

As a Web Designer, though, this does present a problem, as it's yet another device/platform to distinctly target and test.

Granted the sites featured here have the budget to design mobile versions of their sites, but many small and medium sized businesses simply don't.

This will lead to a lot of BlueLegos on the web.