The Worlds Smallest Usable Periodic Table
Copyright © 2009 by Zack Smith .
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This is a little periodic table that I created for display viewing on inexpensive cell phones. It's 240 by 320 pixels, which used to be a common screen resolution. Today something more like 320 by 480 or 640 by 960 would be better.
To create this periodic table, I wrote a computer program in C, which was no problem since C is my "native language". But I also had to create a tiny 8-point font (using someone else's would not have worked, since one can't easily tweak a font) and then I created a second, super-narrow numeric font in order to cram as many digits for the atomic mass into each element's square as possible. The result is a success. It is a tiny periodic table that is readable, just.
Eventually I will update it for my current iPhone's screen resolution of 360 by 480.