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PPCW.N: Mobile channel redesign
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 26.02.02 - 17:18:00 CET under 06 - Site News - Viewed 6728x
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Today I launched a completely new mobile channel interface for Pocket PC Writer.Net. I have to admit, that the old one looked a little bit crap and loveless. It was a plain PHP script which took the last 10 articles from the database and provided it for you by direct access, AvantGo or Mazingo. However, as I’m a Marketing guy, I was unsatisfied with the layout: it doesn’t used the same colors as the web front-end, articles with pictures didn’t fitted (which is at least a bug/feature of the Pocket PC 2002; which doesn’t resizes images within frames) on the screen and also the navigation wasn’t my favorite.

Because I was playing with the Smartphone 2002 SDK and relaunched the Pocket PC synchronization by supporting Mazingo only from now, I thought it was time to redesign the Pocket PC front-end – the result you can see here.
On the new script I start from the scratch I kicked out every Image and Link tag. This means, that you didn’t see any images or links anymore on the wireless edition of Pocket PC Writer.Net. The idea behind this is to reduce the loading time and volume if you access PPCW.N wireless. Also you save space if you synchronize PPCW.N to your Pocket PC. A nice side-effect is that the pages/articles fits the screen perfectly now.

I hope you can accept that I killed the Images and Links as the virtue is higher than what you have lost; and if you find an interesting article, where I put in screenshots or pictures, you can visit Pocket PC Writer.Net all the time with your desktop browser.
Any thoughts?

Cheers ~ Arne


 

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