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iPhone for Web Designers And Developers

Posted on 7.04.2007

The iPhone launch reached fever pitch last Friday (as you may have heard). Apple has now sold over 500,000 units making it a reasonably important development platform.

Starts on Your iPhone Apps
Safari (browser) on iPhone uses the same Web Kit engine as Safari on the computer desktop. With the Safari Web Kit engine, you can develop websites and applications for iPhone users. To design a web application for the iPhone you’ll first need to first understand the capabilities of the device, follow established design practices for the Web and adopt iPhone specific design principles. Apple does have guidelines to help developers prepare web content and design a website or web-based application for the iPhone.

According to Apple though, "If you are a seasoned web developer, there are probably just a few refinements you can make to ensure that your site looks great and works best on iPhone. You’ll need to read only those guidelines that are unique to iPhone. If you are fairly new to web development, you’ll want to make sure that you understand web standards and established web design best practices before following any iPhone-specific guidelines."

Read the Developer and Designer Guidelines for the Apple iPhone.

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