Apple has released web development guidelines for the iPhone.

The guidelines are available from the company's Developer Connection website.

Apple observes that the version of Safari installed on the iPhone employs the same Web Kit engine as Safari on a computer. The guidelines aim to help developers understand the capabilities of the device; offers advice on established design practises for the web and furnishes developers with iPhone-specific design principles.

These guidelines should help developers prepare web content and design a website or web-based application for iPhone.

The document deals with iPhone interaction, tried-and-tested design tips; integrating with iPhone functions; optimising pages and more.