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W3C MobileOK Checker

The mobile web is finally starting to be taken seriously. Trying to access the Internet on a 2″ screen is torturous at best; only rare gems like GMail actually bother to display content optimized for hand-held devices. Forget trying to access JavaScript – or worse, Flash – menus. Any image wider than 100 pixels causes the text-wrapping to fail forcing the user to scroll vertical and horizontally.

Early in December 2008, the W3C announced a new MobileOK Checker addition to their excellent suite of quality assurance tools that include the famous CSS and HTML validators.

Photo by Matt (Tj)

Photo by Matt (Tj)

The MobileOK checker reviews the markup and overall page content against a set of basic tests created for mobile platforms. Always Get Better scores 81% – not bad considering the site is essentially an out-of-the-box WordPress with no particular optimizations in place.

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