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One web app on different Android devices

Burk Hufnagel
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Joined: Oct 01, 2001
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Is there a reasonable way to design a web app that will look good across different Android devices?

I think it's mostly an issue of how to handle different screen sizes and aspect ratios, and I'm wondering what kind of support is available.


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Monu Tripathi

Joined: Oct 12, 2008
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Good question!
Web based mobile application were supposed to be cross platform so covering different devices running same platform should NOT be a problem, hopefully.

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Damon Oehlman

Joined: Jan 26, 2011
Posts: 23
Hey Burk,

Going with a web UI framework is generally a good start, and even though in the book we start with the "roll your own" approach to teach the fundamentals we also cover quite a few frameworks in Chapter 12 (see

In terms of screen sizes and aspect ratios you can handle these things with CSS3 media queries and/or a good fluid HTML design.


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