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It's somewhat ironic that I haven't had a mobile friendly web presence until now, given the primary focus of my blog and wiki; plus, a potential audience of over 2 billion handsets is stupid to pass up. When you consider there are more S60 users than Mac users, the old complaint of "this web site doesn't render nicely in Safari" starts to look rather silly...

So, for now I'm taking the simplistic route - it's not ideal, but for a low traffic personal site, it's quick, easy and does most of what I need. I've got Mowser to do the heavy lifting of crafting an appropriate transcoded version of my content for anyone who visits the mobile version of this site.

Was it difficult to do? Nope, I just followed the Mowser Publisher Faq

Can I use Mowser to make my web site or weblog mobile?
YES! Please! You can even help automate the process by adding headers to your websites (check HeadersOverview for more info) or directing a mobile site to Mowser via its own domain. (DomainRedirect for more info).

In fact the Faq makes it sound quite tough, it just needed one small DNS change (my hosting co did this in minutes), and a couple of small html changes to the headers of a couple of pages (not essential, but useful). If I was a WordPress user, it looks even easier with the Mowser WordPress plugin. What can I say, highly recommended!

[Fri, 23 Nov 2007 06:22] | [blogging] | #

2007-11-16 links

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[Sat, 17 Nov 2007 05:29] | [linkblog] | #

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