The iPhone 5 and Web Design

What the new version means for Web Design

The iPhone 5 is lighter and thinner than the iPhone 4 and still boasts a 4 inch retina display. This makes the iPhone more appealing with easier viewing.

However, there have been queries into how this will work with web designers and developers as, since 2007, they have relied on the standard display of 960 by 640 pixels. The new iPhone gives more space, especially in landscape, with 1136 by 640 pixels.

This highlights the importance of responsive web design; creating adaptable designs that work across the full spectrum of handheld devices. If web designers and developers tailor their designs to suit a whole range, then the new screen size shouldn’t affect them. However, those who have taken the set pixels for granted, may need to make their designs more fluid.

Of course the new iOS6 software will give designers and developers something to think about with new ‘Smart App banners’, ‘Passbook’ and the ability to have full screen webpages!

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I couldn't refrain from commenting. Perfectly written!