OS Changes and Mobile Site Obselescence

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Are you concerned that the mobile websites you build today will be worthless once the major browsers change?

I'm trying to decide on a site builder/template/theme and one of the site builder co's claims that as the browsers change, you'll need to keep your client's sites updated or they may be dysfunctional and that doing that might not be easy.

So just wondering is that a big issue that is to you guys or are they making a mountain out of a mole hill?
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  • Profile picture of the author Nail Yener
    Originally Posted by PaulintheSticks View Post

    Are you concerned that the mobile websites you build today will be worthless once the major OS's change?

    I'm trying to decide on a site builder/template/theme and one of the site builder co's claims that as the OS's change, you'll need to keep your client's sites updated or they may be dysfunctional and that doing that might not be easy.

    So just wondering is that a big issue that is to you guys or are they making a mountain out of a mole hill?
    I don't know how everybody else is building mobile sites but from my point of view, a website (be it mobile or not) has nothing to do with the operating systems. It is the browsers that have an effect on the presentation of a website and the only thing I know about browsers is that they are constantly getting improved to support all the latest HTML/CSS/JavaScript features. So, I can't think of a scenario how a mobile website I build today will become dysfunctional in the future. Are websites built in early 2000s dysfunctional today?

    I think the owner of that builder just wants to have as much disclaimer as possible so that they will not be reliable for anything. But I don't see that as a necessary disclaimer unless their builder is OS specific.
    • Profile picture of the author PaulintheSticks
      Originally Posted by Nail Yener View Post

      I don't know how everybody else is building mobile sites but from my point of view, a website (be it mobile or not) has nothing to do with the operating systems. It is the browsers that have an effect on the presentation of a website and the only thing I know about browsers is that they are constantly getting improved to support all the latest HTML/CSS/JavaScript features. So, I can't think of a scenario how a mobile website I build today will become dysfunctional in the future. Are websites built in early 2000s dysfunctional today?

      I think the owner of that builder just wants to have as much disclaimer as possible so that they will not be reliable for anything. But I don't see that as a necessary disclaimer unless their builder is OS specific.
      Thanks Nail. Sorry, I meant browsers not OS's.
  • Profile picture of the author Valdor Kiebach
    I doubt very much that browsers will stop rendering websites.

    Its my experience that browsers develop to support the web languages, not the other way around.,

    Take HTML5 for example, not all browsers support all HTML5 tags yet but as these browsers get updated they will be made to support all HTML5 tags.

    Its the web languages that define browser capabilities.

    Seems like that site builder co was talking out their corn hole.
    • Profile picture of the author PaulintheSticks
      Originally Posted by Valdor Kiebach View Post

      Seems like that site builder co was talking out their corn hole.
      Well they were trying to make a sale so what do you expect?
  • Profile picture of the author Jay Moreno
    Originally Posted by PaulintheSticks View Post

    Are you concerned that the mobile websites you build today will be worthless once the major OS's change?

    I'm trying to decide on a site builder/template/theme and one of the site builder co's claims that as the OS's change, you'll need to keep your client's sites updated or they may be dysfunctional and that doing that might not be easy.

    So just wondering is that a big issue that is to you guys or are they making a mountain out of a mole hill?
    as browsers change they tend to improve and extend their features, i would be surprised of any that depreciate what functions they can already support wouldn't make sense - am thinking your mountain of a mole hill comments are actually warranted in this instance.

    I have a mobile site that was custom built for a client on top of Joomla before the iphone or android was even publicly available (early 2007) and it still works today on ALL browsers...

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