: "Use Supported Character Sets -- Most handhelds use the full set of Latin1 characters. International characters are not yet available as internal fonts on some devices. You can include any Latin1 character by using a code of the format '&#'."
: "Use Supported HTML Tags -- Using supported and industry standard HTML tags will enable your Web-based application to transfer more elegantly onto a handheld device. When using HTML tables be cautious to not create overly large or complex nested tables. Tables can quickly consume screen space and cause vertical/horizontal scrolling to become enabled and unnecessarily effect display performance during table rendering."
: "Provide An Alt-Tag Option -- After you pepper your pages with tasteful, high quality images, you must still face the fact that many users might choose not to load them. Therefore, it is extremely important to place meaningful alternate text tags in each of your embedded images. When creating alt tags, keep in mind that you are trying to convey the message of the picture, not describe it. Therefore, putting "Yellow button" as an Alt tag for a yellow button is not nearly as effective as using a "*" instead."
: "Content developers must consider these different situations during page design. While there are several situations to consider, each accessible design choice generally benefits several disability groups at once and the Web community as a whole. For example, by using style sheets to control font styles and eliminating the FONT element, HTML authors will have more control over their pages, make those pages more accessible to people with low vision, and by sharing the style sheets, will often shorten page download times for all users."
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