by Brian Malkin
FDA Lawyers Blog is pleased to announce that its style sheets for iPhones and Android smartphones are now complete. These style sheets are In addition to mobile apps for iPhones and Android smartphones that can be downloaded directly from the Apple App Store and the Android Market free of charge. Together, FDA Lawyers Blog's mobile style sheet and iPhone and Android apps provide a new global level of accessibility and usefulness for professionals in the field of FDA law.
As we previously mentioned, the mobile style sheets make FDA Lawyers Blog more readable on your iPhone or Android smartphone. First, the style sheets provide you with an initial pop-up to choose to download the iPhone app, the Android app, or to go directly to the mobile style sheets for the blog ("TAP HERE TO CLOSE"). You should only see this pop-up once unless you clear your browser's cache (cookies and data).
Once you enter FDA Lawyers Blog's mobile style sheets, you are provided with a similar but somewhat different interface than the full version of FDA Lawyers Blog. Recognizing that individuals utilizing FDA Lawyers Blog on the move may want to locate particular blog items quickly, we moved a search bar up to the top (as opposed to a separate "Search" tab in the full blog). The most recent blog appears as it does on the full version of the blog, whereas older blog items are truncated after about a paragraph to make scrolling to blog items easier with "Continue reading" features to permit readers to view the full blog. To make reading the blog items easier, the mobile version focuses on the text in the blog, increasing its font size to permit readability in an upright mode without the need to flip the phone on its side or increase font size on the screen.
Following the most recent blogs are other features found on the full version of the blog. First, there is the contact screen, then subject headings to locate particular blogs by subject, then the "Events" and "Articles" tabs that feature FDA Lawyers Blog contributors on FDA-related topics.
Towards the bottom of the screen is a button "View Full Version" that permits readers to toggle to the full version of FDA Lawyers Blog on an iPhone or Android smartphone. When you want to go back to the mobile version, towards the bottom right-hand corner of the full version is a button "View Mobile Version" that permits readers to toggle to the mobile style sheets once again.
We hope that you enjoy both the mobile style sheets and iPhone or Android smartphone apps. Please continue to watch for additional updates as we listen to your comments about what you need to be more productive with regard to FDA news and updates.