One of the good things about friends is that they push you. My friend, Scott, W1BIC, recently pushed me into thinking about how this website looked on a mobile device, such as an iPhone or an iPod. So, a couple of days ago, we connected via Skype, and together we explored some of the options for making our WordPress sites look good on mobile devices.
The result was that we both installed the WordPress Mobile Pack plugin, and now both sites look decent on a mobile device. What the plugin does is to detect what kind of browser the user is accessing your site with, and then use your regular theme if they’re using a desktop or a mobile theme if they’re accessing your site with a mobile device. It comes with some very basic mobile WP themes that you can use and modify.
So, if you have a smart phone or an iPod, take a look at the site. I’d be interested in what you think about how it looks and what changes I might make to make it even more readable.
I don’t know what’s happened, but this plugin has stopped working and I can’t seem to get it working again. I’m going to have to find another WP plugin for this functionality.