Today sees the launch of the iPad2 – Apple’s new
money generator tablet computer with, according to The Guardian, 25% of iPad1 owners planning on upgrading. This is ahead of an army of tablets from other manufacturers releasing their versions – 2011 looks like being The Year of the Tablet.
The format is a good one – easy to carry around (well, easy’ish), long battery life and a touch screen have expanded the amount of people now using computers. And a lot of these are being used to access the internet.
This is a good thing for clients as it should mean more people finding and using their services.
For any web designers though, this may cause a bit of a headache. Gone are the days when you could design a website for a 15″ monitor, test it on Internet Explorer and be fairly sure that 95% of people would see it as you did.
We now have 15″ flat screens to 22″ widescreens on desktops, 42″ plasmas to 3″ smartphones with 7″ and 10″ tablets and netbooks in between.
More work and thought but more exposure for clients – and that’s got to be a good thing.