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Apple recently cited a handful of iPad-friendly Web sites -- a small list that includes CNN, Reuters, the New York Times, Vimeo and the White House. With the iPad buzz having reached dizzying heights, it is safe to assume that most everyone who has a Web site is at least thinking about how to render it iPad-friendly as well. It may be surprising to some that it can be done in one afternoon, depending on the complexity of the site. However, if a site requires significant investment to retool it for the iPad, it might be a good idea to wait a while.


Does the technology really matter?
Posted by: Bierbaum 2010-04-05 13:47:48 In reply to: Erika Morphy
Excluding Flash among other plug-ins is clearly going to be a short-term issue for the iPad and good news to competitors and vendors. However, I personally think an open standard (HTML5) is better than proprietary technology in the long run. Go Apple.

The real success of the iPad lies with the content (apps). I recently wrote a post on this for marketers. Let me know what you think.

http://www.priorityresults.com/blog/what-do-the-ipad-html-5-and-flash-have-in-common/
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