Web Content Adaptation Frameworks and Techniques

Web Content Adaptation Frameworks and Techniques

Tiong-Thye Goh (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) and Kinshuk (Massey University, New Zealand)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-561-0.ch151
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Most Web pages are designed with desktop platform access in mind, but with the proliferation of mobile devices such as Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) and mobile phones, accessing Web pages through a variety of devices without proper content adaptation can result in an aesthetically unpleasant, un-navigable and, in most cases, unsatisfying experience. This article provides an overview of approaches in Web content adaptation framework and techniques being developed to extend the Web application access to non-desktop platforms. After describing general adaptation techniques, the article focuses particularly on the adaptation requirements of learning systems, especially when they are accessed through mobile devices.

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