New iPhone-Optimized Mobile Flickr Web Site

The new version only appears if you’re using MobileSafari. If you’re not, take my word for it, it’s splendid. Maybe the best iPhone-optimized web site I’ve seen anywhere.

Typographical Interpolation: I have one niggle. They’re using Arial instead of Helvetica. There are reasonable arguments to be made for specifying Arial before Helvetica in CSS for a general-purpose web site, due to the way Helvetica renders on Windows. But for an iPhone-specific web site, there is no reason at all. There are two types of people in the world: those who can’t tell the difference between Arial and Helvetica, and those who despise Arial.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008