Is Your Website iPhone/iPad Friendly?

On April 3, 2010, Apple released the revolutionary iPad. Eighty days later, on June 22nd, 3 million sales has been made. On June 24, 2010, Apple released the long anticipated iPhone 4. Just three days after it hit the stores, over 1.7 million were already sold. For the last several months, Apple products have been on fire.

The important thing to remember about these Apple customers is that they are constantly connected to Internet. They have the ability to access and browse the web whenever and wherever they’d like. Is your company prepared for the widespread use of these mobile devices?

The iPhone and iPad are equipped to support the latest web standards, including HTML5 and CSS3. To guarantee the ultimate visitor experience, it’s important that you incorporate these standards on your website. This will ensure that all content on your site displays at the highest quality and fully utilizes the device’s functionality.

HTML5

HTML5 is the latest update to the HTML language. It addresses the issues and needs of web applications that previous versions did not support. Such applications are used heavily on iPhone and iPad devices. The infamous Apple slogan “There’s an app for that” will take on new meaning once revisions are final.

HTML5 also includes coding for new features such as enhanced video playback and drag-and-drop. Downloading plug-ins to obtain such capabilities will be a thing of the past. The new language will allow developers to incorporate these features directly onto the website without the need for a third party — i.e. Adobe Flash. This will increase the amount of user interaction on websites and allow for more engaging content.

CSS3

For coding newbies, CSS (short for Cascading Style Sheets) is a language used to define the look and formatting of a site. Presentational elements such as colors, fonts, alignment and table appearance are all included in a style sheet. The newest CSS level, CSS3, will have exciting new functions and features to help websites really stand out. The upgrade will include ways to enhance your borders, background, text, user interface and more. Companies will need to incorporate these new effects on their sites to keep their designs fresh and contemporary.

As the months go by, the number of sessions your site has from an iPhone or iPad will only increase. Now is the perfect time to make sure your page is as up-to-date as possible!

Source: Webucast (expert developers trained in all the latest web standards).

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  1. Yes, my website is also friendly. Thanks for the tips!

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