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Is your site ready to be browsed on the Nintendo Wii?

November 30, 2006

David Storey, Opera’s Chief Web Opener, wrote up some tips on his blog to help you ready your site for the Opera browser on the Nintendo Wii. David has been working with some major sites to help them get ready for the Nintendo Wii.

If you own or are responsible for a website, make you don’t lock out Wii users from accessing your site. By the end of this year, Nintendo will have sold 4 million Wiis in the US alone; all of them will have free access to the Wii’s browser.

The Opera browser on the Wii includes Flash support and will support all web standards that are included in the Opera 9 desktop browser, including full support for JavaScript and AJAX.

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  1. Darken
    December 1, 2006 at 4:36 pm

    After Opera Mini 3.0 Simulator, Opera Wii Simulator? 🙂

  2. December 2, 2006 at 12:16 pm

    …Opera browser on the Wii includes Flash support and will support all web standards that are included in the Opera 9 desktop browser…”

    Why would you then make sure it will work on the Wii? Because of the resolution? I guess you then would have to check that it works in NTSC then since it has a lower resolution than PAL in North Europe….

  3. December 4, 2006 at 2:10 am

    Is there any way to test a site without buying a Nintendo Wii? I am the webmaster for a governmental site in Austria (Europe), and I am doing my best to be as open as possible. A Wii Simulator would be fine (as suggeted by Darken), but an online service that makes screenshots would be even nicer.

  4. December 4, 2006 at 11:25 am

    Øyvind: Why would you then make sure it will work on the Wii?

    Not everyone tests on Opera 9 unfortunatly, plus the Wii doesn’t have all the plug-ins that a desktop browser has, has less resources, and a different resolution.

    C.: Is there any way to test a site without buying a Nintendo Wii?

    Not as far as I know, although I’m sure people like Browser Cam will fill that void. For the majority of sites, making sure it works in Opera 9 will be enough. You’ll only run into problems if you are using features of Flash 8 or great, using plug-ins like Windows Media or Quicktime without a fallback option, or your application is particularly memory or CPU intensive — If you have high resolution Flash video it may fall into that last category. It is the perfect excuse to get a Wii for the office though.

  5. January 28, 2007 at 2:02 pm

    The wii browser is only a test at the moment but i am currently typing this out on one this very second, when you say is javascript compatible it doesn’t really work as well. i am guessing because it’s the wii and that it is a trial. Though my thought at first was that it was boring but as matter of fact its excellent. Nintendo have really got something going!

  6. January 28, 2007 at 2:08 pm

    I would also like to say that i didn’t before that my website actually shows an image you can’t on any browser on the windows pc

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