Wii Browsing

Now that the Wii Browser is available, I’m really thinking I should check it out. It’s based on Opera. In my mind they needed to have a few things in order for this to not suck:

  • Fairly good HTML/XHTML support – Opera has that
  • Good support for CSS – Opera has that as well, but available for all small-screen versions
  • JavaScript Enabled – Opera has pretty good JS support, but not always available for small devices.
  • Support for Macromedia Flash – Especially with the popularity of YouTube, it’s needed

Apparently it meets these requirements. I really need to check this out. As a web developer, seeing something like this after years of crummy non-PC based browsers could be impressive. Screenshots so far have not disappointed.

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4 Responses to “Wii Browsing”

  1. More Nintendo Wii goodness! Where will it all end – I’m still playing the first few games, with no chance yet to plug the thing into the “InterWeb”:


  2. ladiiida says:

    “Opera has pretty good JS support, but not always available for small devices.”

    Hum, yes it is 🙂

    Opera is Opera. It always supports JS because it uses the same engine on all platforms.

  3. Robert says:

    ladiiida, last I’ve seen JS wasn’t well (if at all) supported on Blackberry’s among other devices. Opera’s support is good, but only when enabled.

  4. ladiiida says:

    Blackberry? Then you have been using Opera Mini, not Opera. Opera Mini does all processing on a server before a stripped down version is sent to the phone.

    But Wii doesn’t use Opera Mini, it uses the regular Opera.

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