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Apple News: iWatches, iPhones, and iPads (Oh my!)

It has been announced that Apple will be holding an event on September 9th regarding its iPhone line. The timing on this seems about right since we’re approaching one year since the 5S was announced. A lot is expected from Apple this year because tech rumor sites have been carelessly publishing virtually everything anyone says about new iPhones and the rumored “iWatch.” Most of it is utter rubbish. The following is a collection of my thoughts after digesting about as much information as I could stomach on the rumors: • • • Read More • • •

Scrolling on Web Page Load

I saw two tweets recently that showed users on mobile devices are scrolling down even before the web pages are finished loading. This is especially interesting considering how many websites (even Apple and this site) are using animations to put content on the page as it loads. Users who scroll before the page loads will get a pretty poor experience since the animations will freeze during their scroll.

This is especially relevant considering the improvements Apple is bringing to scrolling in iOS 8.

Android Browser Testing

If you’re using Android and the site isn’t working quite right, there’s a good reason for that. Put simply, there are too many devices and (more specifically) browser versions to test on Android. I gave this site a try in a couple simulators and it seemed to work reasonably well. But if you’re having difficulties with this site, let me know. Make sure to include what kind of device you’re using, what android browser you’re using, and what version of Android you’re running.

In other news, the site works fantastically on IE 10+ and fairly reasonably on IE 9.

The Future of Mobile Web

Before the iPhone, the mobile web did kind of exist. It wasn’t anything like what it is now, though. Some websites would detect that you were using a mobile browser on something like a BlackBerry or Windows Mobile Phone and they would unceremoniously force you to their poorly designed mobile homepage, usually disregarding entirely whatever page it was you wanted to visit in the first place. Other websites would ignore that you were using a mobile device and remain frustratingly hard to navigate with your stylus. • • • Read More • • •


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