Making Small Devices Look Great

The best way to test web pages is to use the devices themselves. This may not always be practicable, but the desktop versions of Opera 7 all have built-in testing functionality.

This page discusses ways to test for handheld devices, including the following. Of those, pay special attention to #1/#2 and #3:

  1. Testing without Small-Screen Rendering
  2. Testing with Small-Screen Rendering
  3. Testing with a ‘Handheld’ stylesheet
  4. Turning off graphics
  5. Turning off JavaScript
  6. Testing without a mouse
  7. Validating the pages/HTML/CSS/accessibility/JavaScript

“Small-Screen Rendering” seems to be gaining momentum in the marketplace, and is pretty innovative approach. Here’s more info from Opera on Small-Screen Rendering itself.