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Problem solved -- Readable websites on an iPhone

Sunday, July 01, 2007 by Dave Winer.

Scott Mace sent some advice that worked, that made it so that my example page looks good in Safari on an iPhone without the user having to adjust the resolution.  Permalink to this paragraph

Open this page on the iPhone, you'll see it reads quite well. Permalink to this paragraph

If you don't have an iPhone, here's a screen shot. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph

The trick is to add a <meta> element to the page: Permalink to this paragraph

<meta name="viewport" content="width=320"> Permalink to this paragraph

View source on nytimesriver to see how it works.  Permalink to this paragraph

Here's a thread where this is discussed. Permalink to this paragraph

PS: The same page looks good on a Blackberry too. Permalink to this paragraph

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