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Building websites that work on an e-ink kindle… revisited

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote Building websites that work on an e-ink Kindle. It was a response to Brad Frost’s post on providing accessible web experiences on low-powered devices.

I discovered a few things:

  1. My Kindle completely ignored CSS and JavaScript.
  2. My Kindle ignored anchor links.
  3. SVGs and web fonts aren’t supported (no surprise).
  4. PNGs and JPGs worked just fine.

A few folks in the comments did some tests of their own, and found that e-ink Kindle support for CSS, JS and more is actually quite good. My Kindle is just absurdly old. Some worthwhile articles that were shared by other readers:


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