New Mobile Layout

I’ve updated the site to a new version of WordPress Mobile Edition, which seems to handle both low-end and high-end phones well enough that I don’t need a separate plugin for iPhone and Android visitors. This should make things a bit cleaner.

Mobile Site (WordPress Mobile Edition 3.0)

Anyway, if you have a web-capable phone, please give the site another look when you get a chance and let me know whether anything breaks!

In particular, I want to know:

  • What phone are you using?
  • Are you using the built-in web browser or an add-on like Opera Mini?
  • Can you view the site?
  • Does it look like the image above, or just like it does on your computer?
  • Can you make a comment?

If you can’t post a comment, please try one of the following:

  • Bring up the site on your computer to leave the comment.
  • Send me a Twitter direct message to @SpeedForceOrg.
  • Email me at speedforce – [at] – pobox – [dot] – com.

Thanks in advance!


10 thoughts on “New Mobile Layout

  1. Scott

    I haven’t bought an iPhone yet, but the website works great when Safari 4’s user agent is set to “mobile Safari 2.2.1 – iPhone.” The above photo looks exactly the same.

  2. Kelson Post author

    Interesting: that’s different from the way it looks in Opera Mini on my phone, even if I turn on “Mobile view.” It shows up looking like the screenshot, only without rounded corners.

    I wonder if it has different display modes for different phones, or if it’s just a different version? I’m using Opera Mini 4.2 on the G1.

  3. West

    I’m not terribly well-versed in this area. I’ve had Treo’s for 5 years or so, now, and this is the first time I’ve (successfully) installed a 3rd party browser.

    That said, I wonder if the differences might have to do with 1) the very different dimensions of your G1’s rectangular orientation versus my Treo’s square one or 2) the fact that (I just realized that) my version of Opera Mini is 3.1 or so.

    I’m going to see if I can easily update it. Maybe that’ll make a difference. Maybe not.

    I’ll try to remember to let you know the results.

    .-= West’s latest blog post: Hulk Fly! =-.

  4. West

    Hm. According to, version 3.1.2 is the one for my 755p. I’m mildly tempted to download 4.x via my pc and install it to the 755p, anyway, just to see if they’re actually connecting me with the latest and greatest for my device… or if someone forgot to update a link, somewhere.

    .-= West’s latest blog post: Hulk Fly! =-.

  5. West

    That’s the latest screenshot after I got Opera Mini v 4.x.y installed. For some reason, asking for the right version from my pc resulted in version 4 being recommended, whereas going through the Quickload process (from my Treo) suggested version 3. Both times, their site recognized my phone’s make and model number. Go figure.

    Anyway, thanks for your help. I might not have known I was working with an old version, otherwise.

    .-= West’s latest blog post: Hulk Fly! =-.

  6. Kelson Post author

    Hmm, so it’s a mix of the version (the broders and backgrounds) and the phone (the font). Interesting.

    Thanks for checking — I’d had no idea that Opera Mini actually did look different on different phones!


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