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Chapter 32. WAP and WML > Creating WAP Applications

32.2. Creating WAP Applications

Before diving into the specifics of the WML specification, let's look at some of the general issues and processes of creating WAP content:

32.2.1. A New Model

If you are accustomed to designing pages for the Web, you will need to adjust (and reduce) your thinking for handheld devices. Due to the limitations in screen size, processing power, and connection speed, normal information-rich web pages are not feasible. In fact, it is useful to abandon the notion of "documents" (information that is displayed and read) and think in terms of "applications" (based on choices and user interaction). WAP applications are typically made up of screenfuls of minimal text and lists of options. Information and interaction design is king as there is virtually no graphic design to be done.


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