04-09-2010 06:02 AM
I have been trying to develop a website for blackberry devices and am having some problems with page formatting.
When I look at my website in a windows browser everything seems to look fine but as soon as I view the website in the Blackberry simulator all my page formatting is incorrect and my controls end up in the wrong place. Also when I publish my website on the web and look at it through my 8310 curve its is different again. Also when my boss looks at it with his 8310 it is different from mine.
Any ideas what might be causing this? Is there some documentation that covers this problem?
It is strange. I found someone's blog that describes that certain Css elements are not included in the blackberry browser. However my boss and I have changed the default browser of the blackberry to be Internet Explorer.
This problem is very frustrating as I have written and re-written my pages several times now to try and fix this problem and it is severely hindering development of my website.
I am developing the website using Visual Studio 2008.
Part of the problem is that I am not an expert web developer so I am perhaps missing part of the picture for developing web applications for mobile devices.
04-10-2010 02:47 AM
My best guess as to why it is displaying differently on the various phones is because of the BlackBerry Browser versioning.
The guides found at the link below will be able to tell you which elements are included and which aren't. You should probably run through your code and see if you have included one that is not supported.
04-10-2010 09:32 AM
iamtony is correct. Each different OS version of the BlackBerry has a Browser with different capabilities. It is like trying to support different early versions of IE, Firefox etc.
There are also some good videos that may help you out: