CSS Support in PDA Browsers

MacEdition Guide to CSS2 Support in PDA/Handheld Browsers is a good detailed look at how well PDA mobile browsers can handle CSS. Their chart includes Web Pro (supplied with Palm Tungsten T), NetFront 3.0, Danger HipTop, and AvantGo 5.0. There are mixed results as well as a lot of “untested” features. (The site was last updated in November 2002 and may be a work in progress.)
[Via What Do I Know]

I’ve been looking for a good summary of current PDA/mobile web browsers, written for the benefit of web developers. A short list of useful techniques for supporting mobile browsers would probably be helpful. Also, most of these browsers have desktop simulators (or can be run in desktop device simulators), so web site designs can be tested without the need for actual devices.

Some starting points I’ve found include two articles from PalmPower.com: Four Palm OS Web browsers show their stuff (September 2002) and A survey of Palm OS Web browsers for IT professionals (August 2002).

Update 3/4/03: CodeBitch from MacEdition.com sent me a pointer to the companion article to the CSS2 table. I should have pointed to this originally instead of just the table. As the article mentioned, it’s a work in progress. I’ll help out where I can.

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