James Sherrett: 5 iPad Mini Web Design and Development Early Best Practices

After me saying the other day that I won’t buy an iPad mini, James Sherrett has tugged on my wallet.

But a desktop site won’t work on a seven-inch iPad Mini. A typical 12-pixel font will be unreadable. The buttons will be unclickable. The form inputs will drive people away.

At worst, a desktop website will look broken. At best, a desktop website will be hard to use.

My wife (who handles our finances) made me laugh yesterday when I brought this up. She said, “if you want an iPad mini, just hold your regular iPad at arms length.”

But designing for tablets isn’t just about what you ‘see’, it’s about what you ‘touch.’ Me ordering an iPad mini tomorrow is looking more likely.


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