BROWSING IN MOBILES DHIVYA KHRISHNAN (dsk2121@columbia.edu)

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BROWSING IN MOBILESDHIVYA KHRISHNAN(dsk2121@columbia.edu)Problem AddressedBrowsing in mobiles common use caseWeb authors not to be taxedOriginal Web site layoutAvoid Excessive scrollingKnowing current positionEliminate unwanted linksMinimap Visualization TechniqueInternal and External constraintsBased on CSS2 Formatting model2 StepsLayout Scaling method ( 2 changes )Overview of webpageMerits and DemeritsHorizontal Scrolling avoidedTable overflowDisturbing page overviewMaps unreadableWhat scaling factor?Useful of Wikipedia like sitesAssumes high processing power in clientAdapting web pages for mobilesSemantic structure of page foundWeb page spilt to smaller blocksBlock detection at the high levelExplicit and Implicit separatorsIndex and sub pages generatedMerits and DemeritsProxy/Server deployment (cache)Readable text in index pagesUseful in a PDAUseful with sub topics.RSS Really Simple SyndicationA proxy server solutionSummarizes informationUser => Proxy => Server Proxy Server and RSSProxy Server and Content Adaptation Merits and DemeritsUseful for news websitesProxy fails => problemBad display of tablesIMG: URL => clueless???ConclusionRSS used for information dense websites.Minimap for websites with a mixture of images and text.Web page adaptation technique => Multiple topics in websiteGlobal view-port liked by usersProxy server deployment useful