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This is the monthly archive for November 2013.

Media query/RWD/viewport survey results

Permalink | in Mobile web dev

This week I ran an eight-question survey of media query use, responsive web design fundamentals, and one viewport question. 1251 web developers reacted. This entry presents the results.

Most important conclusions:

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Local mobile browser markets: Brazil

Permalink | in Market share

It’s instructive to take a good look at some local mobile browser market stats, as always by StatCounter. Today we treat Brazil.

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Local mobile browser markets: Egypt

Permalink | in Market share

It’s instructive to take a good look at some local mobile browser market stats, as always by StatCounter. Today we treat Egypt.

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screen.width is useless

Permalink | in Viewport

Yesterday I tested screen.width/height and related properties in the mobile browsers. The conclusion is that screen.width/height is completely unreliable.

There are two competing definitions of what screen.width/height actually means. In addition, a lot of browsers either ignore both definitions or have bugs in their implementation.

Thus, when analytics packages proudly present screen resolution stats, they don’t know what they’re talking about and you’d do best to ignore them. The package has no clue what kind of measurements it gets, but pastes the result into the database anyway and pretends it means something profound.

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A day in the life

Permalink | in Personal

Thursday was an unusual day. I thought I’d describe it, so that you know what one of my unusual-but-not-ultra-weird days looks like.

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Pre-installed Chrome on Android

Permalink | in Chrome

Today, quite by coincidence, I found out that the Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4, as well as the LG L5, have Chrome pre-installed next to their default browsers. I have no clue what’s going on and would like a clarification from the Chrome team.

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Orientationchange and resize events on mobile

Permalink | in Content, Content, Viewport

I published my research on the orientationchange and resize events on mobile. If you’re expecting plenty of browser incompatibility fun you won’t be disappointed.

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Of viewports and screens, input modes and event handlers

Permalink | in Mobile web dev, Touch events, Viewport

Last week Luke Wroblewski published an important article in which he said that web developers practising responsive design rely too much on a device’s screen size to determine which device it is.

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Local mobile browser markets: Mexico

Permalink | in Market share

It’s instructive to take a good look at some local mobile browser market stats, as always by StatCounter. Today we treat Mexico.

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