Since I’ve gotten an iPhone and I’m somewhat old-fashioned in that I enjoy visiting individual blogs rather than using an aggregator, I’d noticed that some sites (particularly those hosted on WordPress.com) automatically detect that I’m browsing on an iPhone and then load a theme optimized for reading on that nifty little screen. I thought that was a great idea, so I’ve gone ahead and added that same default mobile theme/plugin used by WordPress, WPtouch. I’m very pleased with the results.
Desktop users aren’t going to see a difference, but if you’re one of those oddballs who visits sites individually (as opposed to using an RSS aggregator of some sort) on a mobile phone, you’ll notice a very nice, sleek, and user-friendly interface. No zooming required to read! The theme will work well with iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Opera Mini, Palm Pre and BlackBerry Storm mobile devices, they say. Others will be hit or miss, I suppose. It looks very nice on my iPhone.
If you’re using a mobile browser other than the iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Opera Mini, Palm Pre or BlackBerry Storm, please take a look and let me know how it looks. I’m curious as to how it might not work on other mobile readers than those mentioned by the authors as being compatible.
UPDATE 8:20 PM:
Nick Norelli asked for some screenshots of what this looks like on my iPhone (which is a very good idea I should have thought of, so thank you Nick!). Here they are!
First, here is an image of the home page of biblicalia with the new mobile theme on my iPhone:
Next is an image of the menu that appears when you click the down arrow to the right of the biblicalia blog title:
Here is an image of how the Categories look, which is the option next to the menu that you see when you click the down arrow:
Now back to the menu. Here’s what the Archives look like:
And here’s what the Links page looks like:
And last but not least here’s what Nick’s comment below looks like:
I may be making some cosmetic changes here and there, but I like the overall look already.
Oh, one more. This is an example of the default settings. Here’s what Esteban’s blog’s home looks like: