Retroblique Goes Mobile
The 4G’s lovely Retina Display allows web sites to displayed in all their original glory and, most importantly, still remain readable without having to switch to an ugly mobile-friendly stylesheet.
That being said, it’s always nice to have options. And with many mobile users accustomed to swiping and tapping their way through their coffee break reads, I thought I’d give Retroblique’s mobile readers the opportunity to enjoy a more functional way of reading this blog.
From now on, those of you who access this blog with an iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Palm Pre, Samsung Touch or Blackberry Storm/Torch will now see this mobile version by default:
Don’t worry—if you prefer the vanilla version of Retroblique, simply scroll to the bottom of the page and you’ll see an option to toggle the mobile version off (and, assuming your mobile browser stores cookies, it will remember your choice).
Pretty much anything you can read/write with vanilla Retroblique you can read/write on mobile Retroblique. You won’t see the sidebar or the linkage contained therein, but you’ll see all the posts, pages and comments. Additionally, the top of the screen contains direct links to my Twitter page and the ability to send a direct message to my iPod Touch.
As a bonus for iPhone/iPod Touch users I’ve created a home screen icon, so bookmark away!
I’ll probably be tweaking the mobile version’s appearance over the next few weeks (those calendar icons will probably be replaced by app-style thumbnail images from the articles), so watch this space. In the mean time any feedback you may have (particularly from non-iPhone/iPod Touch users) will be most welcome.