On 2/27/06, Daniel Völkerts email@example.com wrote:
I’m very, very glad to hear this. I orderer a new Dell X51 with Windows
Mobile 5.0 and Wlan for testing I looking forward to start my testings.
Thanks in advance for your feedback, especially for the hint with the
‘mobile’ stylesheet. In addition, how do you layout you PDA screens? As
the most of the PDA have very standardized resolution, is a pixel layout
better over a point,percentage oder em (I wonder what does the
abbreviation ‘em’ means?) layout definition (as units in my CSS files)?
If you had a very uniform set of clients, you could probably make
things look very nice by specifying body widths and heights in pixels.
For myself, things aren’t quite that well-defined, so I usually use
relative values, percentages, etc.
One nice thing about avoiding tables is that block elements you have
“floated” with CSS will stack up nicely when shown on a PDA screen.
Easier to see than explain, if that sentence didn’t make much sense.
“em” is actually not an abbreviation, but rather a publishing term
meaning “the size of a lowercase letter ‘m’”. With variable-width
fonts, you can’t really talk about the size of a single character
(since a period or exclamation mark will be much narrower than a
capital L), so they standardized on the middle letter of the alphabet.
Sadly for Palm users (including myself), I’m not aware of a Palm web
the Blackberry browser is called, though.
My choice was know against palm users as the palm web support is not the
best as you mentioned above. I’ll concentrate on Windows Mobile and
Linux PDAs in the future.
Hopefully “Linux PDA” and “Palm PDA” will be synonymous in the future.