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Website Designers already on board for iPad compatable websites

Apple iPad

Now that the iPad has been released and web designers know what iPad limitations there are, a number of websites are already underway with their iPad website redesigns.

ABC has announced that they are going to create an iPad app / website design and Wired has a video preview of the site they are going to create.

Large websites and websites with a wide screen layout need to start planning now if they are to support the iPad.

So are you redesigning your website? Let us know in our poll or leave a comment below.

 



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iPad (TM) a no no?

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With the release of the iPad, there's been a lot of chatter about the iPad name, so it got me wondering - Who had the iPad name first?

A search of the Internet Archive for ipad shows the earliest mention of "IPAD" was in an audio track and webpage from 2nd of April 1994 when eSoft talk about adding an internet connection called IPAD ("Internet Protocol Adapter") to their bulletin board system. So popular was the IPAD from 1994 there is the IPAD Owners Association started in 2001 (see their webpage from 2001).

There has also been some news about Fujitsu naming a product the "iPad"



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Will your website work with the Apple iPad ?

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With all the hype that is surrounding the launch of the Apple iPad - the big question for website owners must be "Will my website work on the Apple iPad?".

If the iPad gets the same massive uptake by Apple fans and the public - there could be a lot people surfing the web using their iPads. If your site doesn't display properly on the iPad you could miss out on customers.

What is the screen resolution of the Apple iPad?

1024 x 768 is the current iPad screen resolution.

If you site was designed for widescreen monitors (6:9) you will need to check how your website looks in the old 1024x768 size (most old CRT monitors were this size). You can check by changing the your monitor display size and surf your own website to look for problems.

Does the Apple iPad support flash? 

No. Just like the iPhone and touch iPods flash does not run on the Apple iPad. Website designers will need to take this into consideration.

More things missing from the iPad



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