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Kindle browser

Kindle browser

(OP)
My web pages are okay in IE, FX, Opera, Safari, Chrome but not always on a Kindle 2. Which browser and version do I

need to develop for Kindle 2 ? Where can I get one ? Which HTML/DOM/CSS/javascript features should I avoid ? Hoping this is the correct forum, thanks.

RE: Kindle browser

AFAIK the Kindle Browser is standards compliant. You need to be specific as to what you define as NOT OK.

Your question too vague to answer as MODAL popups look and work fine on tablet or larger displays but on smaller and mobile phones they can be a real PITA.

Darryn Cooke
www.darryncooke.com | Marketing and Creative Services

RE: Kindle browser

BTW the Kindle browser is run on Amazon's Silk Browser.

Darryn Cooke
www.darryncooke.com | Marketing and Creative Services

RE: Kindle browser

Is this a JavaScript issue?
To my mind far too many web sites rely too heavily on JavaScript meaning they don't display correctly (or at all) on a JavaScript disabled browser. I'm wondering if this is what's going on here?

Regards, Andy.
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RE: Kindle browser

All mobile browsers work perfectly fine with JS and disabling it is almost unheard of.

Darryn Cooke
www.darryncooke.com | Marketing and Creative Services

RE: Kindle browser

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To my mind far too many web sites rely too heavily on JavaScript
How else are we meant to do client side DOM manipulation?

Plus why keep hitting the server when you can use the client's computing power to do stuff?

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RE: Kindle browser

(OP)
Thanks everyone. Can I get a copy of Amazon's Silk Browser to run on a pc ?

RE: Kindle browser

try google.com, it works for millions daily

Darryn Cooke
www.darryncooke.com | Marketing and Creative Services

RE: Kindle browser

(OP)
Thanks, but Amazon's Silk Browser is for the Kindle Fire. How can I get a pc emulator for the browser used in the Kindle 2 ?

RE: Kindle browser

not possible. troubleshooting has to be done directly on the kindle fire.

Darryn Cooke
www.darryncooke.com | Marketing and Creative Services

RE: Kindle browser

Darryn, in case you have missed it: the Kindle Fire is not a Kindle 2.

Kindle 2 uses something called Basic Web. No idea what it is based on, and I'm pretty certain there was never a version available for any other hardware platform

RE: Kindle browser

strongman, you are right. I assumed that we were talking about a tablet not a reader.

Since that is the case, I wouldn't concern myself with websites looking good or not on a reader. It's not their intended purpose.

Darryn Cooke
www.darryncooke.com | Marketing and Creative Services

RE: Kindle browser

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All mobile browsers work perfectly fine with JS and disabling it is almost unheard of.
I would always recommend designing a site to operate with raw HTML & restrict JavaScript to add non-essential enhancements

even my kindle3 lists the web browser as Experimental so I would not expect much in the way of JavaScript support

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RE: Kindle browser

1DMF - JS is fine where needed, but I see it used to produce hyperlinks (amongst other basic HTML operations), where a simple HTML link would be simpler and more reliable. To my mind this is just bad design.

Sorry, rant over. <grin>

Regards, Andy.
My pathetic attempts at learning HTML can be laughed at here:
http://qsl.net/2e0waw/index.htm

RE: Kindle browser

Agreed, a lot of sites use 'document.write' to output their site's content, so would be a blank page without JS = Bad design

However, many sites these days just wouldn't function correctly without JS, funky sliders, application GUI's, DHTML, AJAX etc.. = Great UX

Currently I see countless sites now using HTML 5 / CCS3 , when HTML5 is yet to become a full standard, so has even less support in many browsers than JS does.

Even the W3C validator is only 'experimental' and doesn't work properly for HTML 5.

So even strictly HTML sites wouldn't work properly depending on the doctype and browser being used!


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