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2.4. Alternative Displays

The Web isn't just for personal computers anymore! Web browsers are increasingly making their way into our living rooms, briefcases, and cars, in the form of WebTV, handheld PDA devices, and even cellular phones. These extra-small displays introduce new design concerns.

2.4.1. WebTV

WebTV, a device that turns an ordinary television and phone line into a web browser, hit the market in 1996 and is experiencing a slow but steady growth in market share. As of this writing, it is barely a blip on the radar screen of overall browser usage, but because numbers are increasing some developers are taking its special requirements into consideration. Some sites are being developed specifically for WebTV.


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