Friday, 12 August 2011

Is your blog mobile friendly?


Do you have a blog? Have you ever wondered if your readers can access your content easily from their mobile phone? Do you read blogs when you  can't be bothered to get out of bed/sofa you're on the go, on your mobile phone?


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Well, this is something I've never, shamefully, paid any attention to really. I have been able to access my blog, from my HTC Wildfire Android phone, but I have to confess I have much thought about how other mobile users can read my blog, until a twitter friend's plea for every blogger to make their blog mobile friendly. Why? Because the layout was totally all over the place, with sidebars overlapping the main content columns and a whole host of assorted problems.



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With the guidance of Katie (@redsbeautyblog) and reassurance of Ellie (@missy_ellie_uk) @PinkSweetSz and Antoine (@thechapblog) I've finally decided to make my blog mobile friendly and I was truly gobsmacked on how easy it was. The process involves to switch just one setting on and that's it: Design/settings/email&mobile 



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Turning this setting on won't chance the web layout of your blog. What it will do, will be to transform into a no-frills, just text and pictures version of your blog post, a bit similar as when you read a blog with Google Reader or with Feedburner. 


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The mobile friendly version also includes a comment box and you're able to also comment (well, if Blogger cooperates as normal). I don't particularly like the standardised mobile friendly version of my blog, and seeing my content on white, as I am very fond on my black background, but I feel it's necessary, even if I hate it personally.


The things I do for you, hey?


I hope this has been useful to some of you. If not, well, never mind, hey? :)
Happy blog reading
xx

20 comments:

Tanja said...

Really helpful post! *Goes to check settings*

Ana said...

This is one of the most helpful things I've seen lately, thanks :) !

About Makeup Savvy said...

ahhh fab, I can now read your blog while in bed without faffing :D

I would change mine in a heartbeat if frigging Blogger would support intense debate....but as it stands the blogger commenting system shows up on the mobile version so when someone comments via that it over rides intense debate and hides all the comments expect of the one through blogger.
Zee zooo that was a long sentence!

So for now I have no way on going mobile unless I change my commenting system... which I really can't be bothered doing... *sigh*

Fee x

PS. Off to view your blog in the moble version :)

MissMathful said...

i already change mine a few weeks ago :D

www.missmathful.blogspot.com

Alhrayth said...

ohhhh I had no clue at all about this (well, basically I had not given it much thought before, like you)... but I'm definitely going to fix this immediately! Thanks!

jaljen said...

DONE. Most useful post I've seen in....forever. THANK YOU.

Can't imagine anyone reading my outpourings on a mobile but.....

Mybutterfly63 said...

Such a great post, thank u for doing it! xx

benebelle said...

My blog is, and always has been mobile friendly :D
Maybe more people will think about it now :D

Elvira said...

You're so awesome!!! I just updated my settings. Thanks for telling me about this.

Natalie@pixielashes said...

Thanks so much for this post! I wouldn't have had a clue that my blog wasn't mobile friendly! It is now yay! :) xxx

SilhouetteScreams said...

Sweet! Thanks so much for this :D

Jules said...

Ha, really didn't think about that until now. I wonder if Wordpress has such settings, must look for them and see if I can do something about that. Really great post! Thanks!

Areej Usman said...

tHANKS for this post I changed the settings on my blog as well")
www.areejusman.blogspot.com

Cecilia said...

Thank you for this post! Like a lot of the other bloggers/commentors, I never paid much attention to mobile browsing either but it's a very good idea.

Fum said...

Thanks Liloo, just changed my settings now.

Ms. Wedgie said...

Great tip!! Am off to go and sort out my settings now! :) xxx

Kimberly said...

And how would I do this in the updated Blogger dashboard?

Confessions of a makeuplover said...

This was SO helpful :) just changed my settings! To be honest I didn't even consider making my blog mobile viewable! thank you for the tip :)xox

Todo pasa por una razon said...

Hi, i think this is a great post.


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marox79 said...

OMG, I just did it. I have tried to read comments when I'm abroad but I could only see the pictures. The text was all a blur.
Thank you so much for spreading this tip!!

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