Recently, Apple has added a section to its website which includes the key sites named ‘iPad ready’. Apple has produced a list of major mainstream content providers, and there is also a form to let you submit your site, with a how-to guide for the webmasters as well.
It’s obvious that the big no-no is Flash, which is still not supported on the iPad, in spite of the claims from Apple that this is the ultimate gadget for surfing the web.
Apple’s guide explains that Safari on iPad is able to deliver a “desktop” web experience. It features a large, 9.7″ screen and fast network connectivity, and Safari on iPad utilizes the same WebKit layout engine as Safari on Mac OS X or Windows operating system.
You can make sure that your website looks and works great on iPad, and even create new touch-enabled web experiences for your customers, by considering a few specific differences between iPad and some other platforms.
It can be considered a key factor for Apple to construct for the touch interface – with the guide adding that although an external hardware keyboard is a choice for use with iPad, the primary means of interacting with web content in Safari on iPad is through touch.
The software keyboard appears in Safari on iPad and iPhone when a form controls that requires text input…gains focus. And users should not be forced to rely on a keyboard to navigate your webpage.
So which media outlets will be featured on the UK Apple iPad site? Everything you can do now is just to wait until that time.