iPad Peek Lets You See What Your Site Looks Like On An iPad – Except That It Doesn’tApr 5th, 2010 | By James Lewin | Category: Apple iPad, Podcasting Research
It sounds like a good idea, Unfortunately, iPad Peek doesn’t do much more than put a pretty iPad picture frame around the site you want to test.
iPad Peek works great – as long as you don’t care about:
- how text wraps;
- the size of type on the iPad;
- whether your graphics show up or not;
- the placement of images; or
- whether you get an accurate idea what iPad users will see.
It’s a little surprising that Mashable is promoting this – because no one should use iPad Peek if they are seriously interested in understanding how a site looks on an iPad.
Here are screen shots of the Mashable home page, one from iPad Peek (above) and one from the iPad:
How many significant differences can you spot?
We stopped counting at 5.
Doing any site checking using something like iPad Peek would be irresponsible. On the other hand – it’s awesome if you just want to see how your site looks in a pretty iPad picture frame.