WordPress mobile view

Many months ago  I set up my WordPress blog (the one your reading now).  One of the configuration choices I had was to enable a mobile version of the site.  This setting changes the user experience when using a mobile device.   It was a very easy thing to set up:

The difference between the mobile version and the non-m0bile version is fairly stunning as can been seen below, both views from an iPhone 3GS.  The mobile version is on the left and the non-mobile version is on the right.   Note that there is no difference in the selected URL:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In March, WordPress added a new feature from Onswipe to allow Apple iPad users to have a more iPad friendly user experience.  You can read the announcement on Onswipe’s blog.  Again for the content creator (me), the work to set to this up was practically non-existent, in fact I don’t even recall having to turn it on.

And the result?   If you visit my blog on an iPad, the look and feel is amazing.   It grabs the first image from each blog post to build a really nice front page.   It means I will have to take more care with my opening images!

 Now the obvious question is:   What about Android?   If I check the WordPress FAQ found here, it says that support is coming.

Not owning an Android device, I would love to hear what the user experience is currently like.   Plus, do Apple users prefer this customized view?   All comments and suggestions are very welcome.

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About Anthony Vandewerdt

I am an IT Professional who lives and works in Melbourne Australia. This blog is totally my own work. It does not represent the views of any corporation. Constructive and useful comments are very very welcome.
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