Sunday, August 17, 2008

dropping compatibility with mobile devices

Seeing that I was unable to make my blogs mobile-friendly (eg. mobile phone, portable game consoles) at the current state due to the multimedia-heavy nature of my blogs, I don't see the point of trying to optimize for them.

However, I do try to support people who can't install external plugins like flash and the following internet browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 6 for Windows ME
  • Internet Explorer 6 SP2 for Windows XP SP2
  • Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP SP3 and Windows Vista SP1
  • Safari 3.1 for Windows and Mac OS X operating systems
  • Firefox 2.5 for Windows ME
  • Firefox 3.0 for Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1 and various Linux distributions
(the ones in bold are the ones I use frequently while italics are rarely used, but should appear correctly)

The following resolutions are also supported (the ones in bold are the resolution that I would normally optimize it for):
  • 800*600 (4:3)
  • 1024*768 (4:3)
  • 1280*720 (16:9)
  • 1280*800 (16:10)
  • 1280*1024 (5:4)
  • 1600*1200 (4:3)
  • 1920*1080 (16:9)
In addition, I would be resizing the posts that appear on the main page to medium from small. Images that are hosted outside Blogger/Picassa remain unchanged.