Line mode browser
I was just going through W3 history when I discovered the Line Mode browser.
Am I always thinking how to better design browsers, especially for small MMI like a wristwatch or mobile, and I think how this browser does it, is quite novel. What I hate about browsing on my phone is having to unpredictably jump from one highlighted link to another. It’s part of the libwww0 package on Debian, apt-get it and try it out:
hendry@bilbo:~$ www http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/u/hendry/
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With a mobile I can easily enter the number corresponding to link via my numeric keypad. Even double digits are OK, if I enter the numbers in a “remote control” UI way.
I think this is kind of interface I would like to see on my mobile.