Opera Software is pitching a new idea that promises to put and end to the problem of rendering Web pages effectively regardless of screen size.
A couple of days ago the company announced its new Extensible Rendering Architecture (ERA), blending together all of the company’s existing rendering technologies — including Small- and Medium-Screen Rendering (SSR/MSR) for mobile devices and TV-rendering — to tackle the problem head on with dynamic resizing.
Opera’s ERA technology enables dynamic resizing to adapt Web page content to fit any width – from projectors to mobile phones, and everything in between. Furthermore, printing Web pages will often leave out parts because the Web page is wider than the paper, and ERA can make the Web page fit the width of the paper for complete printouts.
A preview of ERA is available in the Opera 7.60 Technical Preview 3 desktop browser. Let’s hope that they simulaneously also work on a new Pocket PC and Palm version that could potentially challenge NetFront as my currently favorite mobile browser.
(via MobileRead Networks)