My stepson got an iPod Touch from his Dad for Christmas. I was surfing the Web with it, and I was just astonished at the fidelity of page rendering. Pages on this site and others looked dead-on like they do in a full browser environment.
This has left me wondering about the future of “mobile versions” of Web sites. How much longer will you need to code a separate version of your Web site for mobile versions?
I looked through this site, my personal blog, and the New York Times. For the record, if everyone was browsing with this technology, there would be no such thing as a “mobile version.” You’d just need to design your site well, and perhaps make a few very small concessions to mobile devices (or maybe none at all).
Since this technology isn’t likely to go backwards — if anything, it’s just going to get better — will the concept of a different version of your site for mobile devices be a thing of the past?