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What is Viewlet

Handbook of Research on Mobile Multimedia, Second Edition
A Web page can be divided into different elements, often called viewlets. Most available Content Management Systems (CMS) are based on viewlets.
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Customizable Viewlets: A Generic Approach for the Mobile Web
Henrik Stormer (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-046-2.ch053
In the last years, mobile devices have become more and more popular. To further enhance the success of mobile devices, companies in the mobile market are constantly looking for new possible applications. One application with a high potential is the mobile Web. Mobile Web means that people access Web sites using their mobile device. However, due to the limitations of the mobile device compared to stationary devices, mobile Web sites need to be adapted. This chapter presents an approach for creating Web solutions that can be used on all kinds of devices. The main idea is adapted from Web portals, where users can customize their personal sites by choosing different viewlets that present all kinds of content. The approach has been tested using the online shop eSarine.
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