Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mobile sites: Dirty Little Secret

I still encounter a few mobile web sites with neutered content that's supposed to make browsing easier on small form factor devices. They rarely work as advertised. My PlayBook sees fewer of these lame web sites all the time. But Tara's iPad seems to find more
  redirected mobile content than ever...

Rules for showing mobile versus normal content have always seemed arbitrary

...then I figured it out!...

  Mobile sites are built to hide the Flash content shown on regular pages. 

That's right: Size has little to do with it. 
To avoid conflicts with Flashless Apple browsers, sites are using a 'mobile defence'.

Now we know their dirty little secret.

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