Jammer’s Reviews & Blog go mobile
In my ongoing quest to keep up with the times, I’ve installed a mobile edition for Jammer’s Reviews & Blog, which is a version of the site intended to be friendly to on-the-go handheld devices like smart phones.
This initiative was prompted largely by the fact that a few months ago I finally upgraded my cell phone to a smart phone and broke down for mobile Internet. I’ve found myself using my phone for Internet access more than I thought I would. The next logical step was to make my own sites more friendly for mobile devices, now that I could test on one.
I thought it would be a quick project that would take a few hours. It ended up taking a few hours every day over the past week.
The initiative stopped short of retooling my site’s underlying structure. Some structural changes were made, but for the most part I shaped the mobile edition’s code around my existing site, not vice versa.
So, your mileage may vary. I only tested on one type of phone (my Samsung Rogue), but since my site is almost all text, the display results should be similar on most devices. The keys, I think, will be cookie support and perhaps background and font colors. I opted to carry the black background through to the mobile site, which looks nice on my phone. On your phone I can only guess.
I’d be interested in hearing from people who have mobile devices to see whether the site works for them. Please feel free to leave comments below.