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    1. evilpeacock 44 months ago | reply

      Not too shabby.

      The page title truncation bugs me 'tho: "Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Dai..."

    2. Chris Hester 44 months ago | reply

      Only so much room on the top bar.

      Someone should do a colour Kindle, with, say 16Gb of RAM, give it wi-fi, an onscreen keyboard instead of buttons, let you buy books on it via an electronic bookstore made to look like a real bookshelf, and allow developers to create games and apps for it. Oh wait, they already have :-)

    3. onibabah [deleted] 44 months ago | reply

      Its not the same. I actually prefer the kindle.

    4. Chris Hester 44 months ago | reply

      For usability? Even though it has a mono screen?

    5. onibabah [deleted] 44 months ago | reply

      for reading.

    6. Jeffrey 44 months ago | reply

      This Kindle fits in the back pocket of your jeans. That's pretty amazing. If I want an inexpensive device that is pleasant to read and carries hundreds of books, the Kindle is it.

      The iPad serves a different need. The iPad is a powerful computer that fits in my backpack. I can take it to a business meeting or on a business trip and use it to do practically anything I would do on a computer. It's also great for personal TV and movie viewing. And of course it is an excellent book reader.

      One device is a great reader. The other is a great portable computer that is also a great reader. Different needs, different markets.

    7. Jeffrey 44 months ago | reply

      Oh, and the Kindle supports webtype -- at least as well as the iPad, which supports webtype via SVG. See photo.

    8. onibabah [deleted] 44 months ago | reply

      they are different beasts for sure. i don't own a tablet but i purchased a kindle for a friend and i am very happy with my purchase.

      Not everyone wants all the whiz bang video and color and heat signature of the iPAD. Newer and shiner is not always better.

    9. webchick 44 months ago | reply

      I truly like the b&w representation of zeldman.com here - so I am now intrigued by the Kindle. Did you do anything to improve the presentation for the device, or is this your default mobile mode?

    10. Jeffrey 44 months ago | reply

      webchick:

      I made no tweaks for Kindle per se. The Kindle browser is Webkit, therefore it respects the viewport meta element, which controls the width of the viewport.

      More about this here: www.zeldman.com/2010/09/02/my-other-ipad-is-a-kindle/

    11. webchick 44 months ago | reply

      I am really impressed with the grayscale representation, as much as the layout. I haven't bought an iPad yet - because I know far better versions will come out for the same money or less. But I am about to buy a Kindle ...

    12. Catskills Grrl 44 months ago | reply

      I agree with @onibabah - I prefer it for reading.

    13. onibabah [deleted] 44 months ago | reply

      It is very good at that. And my friend who i purchased it for is a voracious reader. They consume very little by way of video and other media.

      It doesn't have to be all things to all people. Its just good, maybe the best, at what it does IMO,.

    14. Goodwin Joshua 44 months ago | reply

      “16Gb of RAM”?

    15. Chris Hester 44 months ago | reply

      Er, I mean 16Gb flash drive (ahem) :-)

    16. 44sunsets 44 months ago | reply

      I take it the Kindle 3 has a much faster CPU now? The web browser on my Kindle 2 is painfully and unusably slow -- press the button to go to the next page and wait 20-30 seconds before it responds. Plus it doesn't recognise the viewport meta element.

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