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Cool Stuff HTML iPhone Mobile Web

Define a Viewport for Mobile Web Devices on your Website

<meta name="viewport" content="width=320" />

<meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1.0" />

<meta name="viewport" content="user-scalable=false" />

<meta name="viewport" content="width=480, initial-scale=1.0" />

viewport is a formatting model for media in the css2.1 spec, where it’s a window or other form of viewing area on screen, through users view a document or website.

The iPhone’s resolution is 320x480px or 480x320px in landscape (which is how most people browse really).

This can be very handy for reading terms and conditions and so on.

Craig Hockenberry has figured out the “perfect” viewport and is avaliable here: http://furbo.org/2007/07/24/one-line-of-code/

Thought this would help anyone designing a website for purely mobile purposes.

Don’t forget that the iPad and iPod will pick up on this, aswell as Blackberry’s etc

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iPhone iPhone 4 iPhone Upgrade

The REAL Cost of Upgrading to iPhone 4

From what the O2 website says, with it’s scattered and misleading content all over the shop – it appears to be FREE to upgrade to an iPhone 4 aslong as you buy out your exsisting contract.

Unfortunately this is not the case, nor do they offer cheaper prices on the handset when you have a 24month contract compared to having a 18month contract – quite naughty really.

Anyway after you’ve done the “We’ll have your pants down mid contract” Calculator over at:

O2 iPhone Early Upgrade Option for iPhone 4

Works out at £280 for me, not too bad considering – if they’d give you a free handset – bearing in mind the iPhone 4 isn’t available for New O2 Customers for a while!

Let’s look at the average joe’s plan and then see the price for the handset:

  • £40/month for 18months @ 600 minutes/month
  • £35/month for 24months @ 600 minutes/month

With the handset costs being static regardless of your contract term let’s see the prices:

  • 16GB Apple iPhone 4 – £119
  • 32GB Apple iPhone 4 – £209

That’s not too bad considering – though if you’re buying out your existing contract that’s pretty harsh!

Good News Though! You can trade in your OLD iPhone 3GS 16GB for £232 online with O2, or £247 for your 32GB iPhone 3GS, checkout: O2 Recycle

I MUST STRESS Though, O2 Recycle CANNOT be done INSTORE, You must send you’re handset off and it can take upto TEN WORKING DAYS before you get your money!

I hope that helped clear up some things for people – I didnt quite find the O2 Website very clear at all!