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mobile-friendly

Google has decided that every web page no the net has to be resigned for the convenience of cellphones and other computers with tiny screens. If you don’t comply, they threaten not to carry your site on google.

I think Google is being paternalistic. The marketplace should push those changes where needed.

Google’s Demands

Some of the things they insist on:

Fixing

I gather the usual way to handle this is to determine what sort of device the client has, then send them a different set of style sheets, but the same text. To do that you have at least modify the header you send, something impossible with a vanilla HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) server.

It should work with the server sending thesame multiple links to each client, one for each spreadsheet version, and have the cellphone decide which one it wants. Perhaps it does work that way.

Google suggests three methods of coming into compliance:


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