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Chris Mills on Mobile Web Development

Written by Alcides Fonseca at 2008/03/09

Opera’s Chris Mills writes a great article titled Coding for the mobile web which I heavily recommend for any of you who is interested in developing websites targeting mobile devices, or just any webdesigner/webdeveloper in general, because you should make sure your website runs on mobile devices too.

In this article I learned something that I find amazing I didn’t know before: the fact that some mobile browsers, like Opera Mini in this case, work through a proxy system. This is, when you navigate to alcidesfonseca.com, you’re going for a opera script that fetches this website and formats it in a way it fits perfectly your browser (and saves you bandwidth costs!). I must say I’m admired! From the use I gave to Opera Mini, the speed didn’t make me think there was an external proxy doing this!