I had the pleasure of meeting WAP Review’s Dennis Bournique in San Francisco last summer during a Nokia-sponsored tour of the United States. He does some very noble work for mobile users in maintaining an excellent directory of mobile-optimized sites — and yesterday this very blog made the list! Here’s a blurb from the official listing:
Andrew’s goal is to spread the open gospel and it seems to be working. His Linux post has given me new inspiration to revive a ten year old PC with a lightweight Linux distro.
That I even have a mobile-optimized site in the first place was made possible by the WordPress Mobile Pack plugin. It uses web browser detection (in this case) to see if you’re visiting the site from a mobile device, and will adjust the presentation accordingly. It’s great for me, as I don’t have to author a separate, mobilized site.
One thing I can’t do is turn off my Disqus commenting system for the mobile version of Oa, which results in some extra load on very lightweight browsers and gave me a failing grade on the Ready.mobi test. But it’s something I’m willing to live with for the benefit of using Disqus. Hopefully you can too.
How does the site look on your mobile device? Leave me some feedback in the comments — this is why I’ve installed Disqus, after all… 😉
And Dennis, I’m dying to know… Which lightweight Linux did you install on your PC?