Web Browser?

thomasg thomas at gstaedtner.net
Mon Apr 7 12:20:16 CEST 2008

You really might consider using links -g for that.
It's blazingly fast (speed is _only_ limitted by the connection!), needs
nearby no ressources and it can save some traffic by turning pictures off.
Opera Mini uses a kind of transparent proxy to compress the sites - it would
be possible to create a own service for that. Some mobile providers offer
similar services free of charge.
A small problem is, that links lacks a touchscreen-friendly UI (however,
it's still usable with a stylus or fingertip) and allows vertical scrolling
for some sites.

In my honest opinion a iphone-browser is not the solution - it's a tribute
to bad webdesign, nothing else. Desktop-like rendering and therefore needed
zooming is exhausting and is leading rendering to the point auf absurdity.
Rendering is used to make things fit - not to make them look the same
whereever it's used.

On 4/7/08, Erland Lewin <erland at lewin.nu> wrote:
> Will Opera Mini run on the Freerunner?
> I asked this before, but didn't get a reply. I assume it depends on
> how well J2ME works on the Freerunner.
> IMHO, the Opera Mini design (compressing and optimizing web pages
> before sending them to the phone) is excellent, because it saves
> traffic (=money) and speeds up loading.
> I'm not aware of any open source alternative with the same design.
> A full-featured web browser is great for full AJAX sites, but I think
> Opera Mini is sufficient for most web use.
> /Erland
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