The Android Screen Fragmentation Myth(rustyshelf.org)

over 7 years ago from Matt Achariam, Intent Renderer

  • Clark WimberlyClark Wimberly, over 7 years ago

    Perfectly said.

    Curious why this never gets so much traction in the desktop space. "You make your website work in all browser sizes? Even the really big ones?" ..... "Uhhh, fuck yes we do."

    6 points
    • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 7 years ago

      Yeah, it’s not really any different to responsive web design. Not only that, but Android’s density-independent pixels (usually!) map perfectly to CSS pixels, so the comparison is a good one.

      I suspect the situation is slightly worse for Android tablets, but as we’ve seen with Android phones, they’ll likely settle on a few common sizes anyway.

      And this will get even easier once we hit the wall with pixel density (we may already be there). It seems likely that xxhdpi or xxxhdpi is the limit of what’s needed by humans, so display density doesn’t need to get much higher.

      3 points