Monday, June 20, 2011

Mobile accessibility: And the answer is

A while ago someone contacted me requesting that I look at ways to make my blog more accessible for the mobile/cell phone community. The web version is so cumbersome that he was unable to post a comment. Aah! How disappointing!

It made me realize that many people might be using their cell phone instead of a laptop. Because I mostly use my laptop I didn’t think of it that way. Therefore finding a solution could actually mean broadening my audience.

So I am happy to let you know today that I have found something AND it works. Tested and approved!

Just to be safe I will give both options of how you can do it:

Firstly, I’ve selected this setting for my blog: On mobile devices, show the mobile version of my template. By this I understand then that when you open my blog on your mobile device it should show you the appropriate version. This is what it should look like:

If it is not what you see (1) please let me know, and (2) I encourage you to use the second option: Add the mobile blog address to your favorites:

Option two is what I’ve opted for on my own phone so I KNOW that one works. Not only does it make viewing the blog that much easier, it also simplifies comments – reading them and leaving one of your own.

No more excuses, WG! ;) I’ll be keeping an eye out for your contribution :)

If anyone still find that they have a problem please let me know so that I can look into it.

Enjoy the read! And don't forget to drop me a line. No more excuses ;)


  1. Well, I have no problem on my dinosaur PC :)

  2. I hope it stays that way, Cin. Always nice to hear from you :)

  3. Looks good on my mobile, I use Opera which is way better than the nasty browser that came with my Nokia. No probs loading it up, looks very nice!

  4. Thanks, Noobcake! Gosh, I also have Opera but I don't usually browse via that. I've been looking at Internet explorer on my phone. On there the mobile version looks like in the picture, but Opera handles the web view VERY nicely! Thanks for drawing my attention to that one!

  5. Lookin good! ...and your blog page looks nice too. :-)

  6. Oh dear...I am the dinosaur here...have not even connected my phone to the net!!!

  7. If you can receive MMS's then you're not as far behind as you think, granny :) The same GPRS allows you to view the web from your phone.