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Posted 2006-02-15 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
The Nintendo DS handheld game console will soon be able to access web pages via the Opera Browser, according to an official announcement today by Opera Software. The browser will be sold as a DS card, and will use DS WiFi to access the internet. Browsing takes place on both of the DS screens, with the top screen apparently offering a 1:1 pixel view of the web page, and the bottom screen displaying the entire horizontal width of the web page (meaning most of the entire page is visible). Browsing using the DS should be fairly easy, considering the stylus control, which gives quick access to interactive areas of the screens.

This news is significant because the Opera Browser for the DS will conform to a series of exact specifications. Unlike computer-based web browsers, which vary by maker, version, operating system, and hardware specs, the DS browser will perform uniformly for all users. This makes creating DS-specific web content an attractive prospect, since the entire DS user base sees and interacts with the content identically. Key to highly-interactive content, however, is the Opera Browser's support (or lack of the same) for common plugins and add-ons such as Flash, Shockwave, and Java.
 
     
 
   
 
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Dinozoiks wrote:
Wow! Thanks for that Tony. Just posted a bunch of other tips here... http://www.dino.co.uk/labs/2008/45-tips-when-designing-online-content-for-kids/ Hope it helps someone... Dino...
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