Improving the mobile experience

Those of us who use WordPress as our Content Management System of doom choice will like this (if you haven’t already got hold of it).

Websites try to render their content on to mobile devices with varying degrees of success. I love the way The Guardian (mobile) website presents its content on my phone. Every (mobile) article presents well, is easy to read and I have no need to do that ‘pinch/squeeze’ thing to expand or contract the text.

Other websites don’t detect mobile users, or if they do, they don’t provide mobile users with the kind of content that renders easily on to a mobile device.

I’ve recently discovered a WordPress plugin that detects mobile devices, and renders your content accordingly.

It’s called WPTouch and you can do the auto install thing from your WordPress admin panel.

WPTouch makes a massive difference to mobile users; it might not be to everyone’s cup of tea, but it is definitely mine.

And it’s free!

This is a public service announcement and it comes courtesy of a discovery I made via Shouting At Cows.

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4 Responses to Improving the mobile experience

  1. Dream in Grey says:

    annnnnnnd installed it! Thanks for the tip Mister Bren

  2. Sam says:

    Ooooh! Nice.

  3. Daniel says:

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    Does it work?

  4. Brennig says:

    Yes it does, but you’re using hand-coding not the cp event.