This web page is designed to adapt itself to the particular browser being
used, be it on a mobile device or a larger, full-screen
display. It is a prototype that uses the information
listed below to determine the operating environment. The
Global Variable "browserType" is set once and used thought
the code to adapt the format and content of the
information displayed. It optimizes the HTML code to
display cleanly when the browser is set to single column mode
while preserving the current three column mode for all
browsers. Other browsers -- Netscape, Firefox, Safari, etc. -- can
easily be added if needed.
I don't envision adding code
for specific mobile browsers -- Skyfire, Opera, Safari, etc --
as one of the main objectives of "Adaptive code" it
to present a "clean" display on a mobile device
under the theory that less in more. Currently the only
mobile browser I have tested with is "Microsoft IE
Mobile". I use a screen size of less than 400
pixels to determine if the device is mobile or not.
Information from your Browser:
Have some fun:
Compare this web page -- http://fl-ink.com/adaptive.htm
-- on your mobile device and your laptop or desktop
system. If you have access to multiple browsers, try them also. You
a difference in the page format and some of the Browser-Specific
functions. I like to test with the Netscape browser, as
it lets me switch the HTML Interpretive Engine it uses between
IE and FireFox with just one click. Note:
Netscape, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and some other browsers all
support the Netscape versions of the HTML definition.
Here is one example of a change to look for:
Microsoft Internet Explorer -- the "Click to
add to your Favorites" box at the top of the left
hand column will be displayed.
Netscape and other browsers -- the same box will now read "Press
Ctrk+D to Bookmark Page".
Mobile -- the message about "Favorites" will