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Fully Mobile

This blog is now fully mobile. If you visit with your mobile browser, you should be taken to a mobile version of the site. It's only using browser detection, rather than domain mapping, as I'm not in the mood to create A records for, which only ends up making the URL longer anyway. This has been up for a while.

Mobile screenshot of

Further more, I've added shortlinks to every post. Rather than the lengthy pretty URLs of, you should be able to also visit, and reach the same place. You can find the shortlinks on the left side of each post from the main page, or at the bottom of the post, when at a specific post. This makes it nicer to type in your mobile device, or share with users via the various messaging options- SMS, IM, IRC, Twitter, Open Microblogging, etc. You can click on the title for the permalink.

If that's not enough, I've taken the shortlink of each post, and created a QR Code from it, in case you are at the computer with your phone, and wish to read the post at a later date. It's located at the upper left of the blog site. It won't appear on the mobile version of the site (that wouldn't make much sense, now would it?). If at the main page, it is the URL of the blog. You'll even find a QR Code at my contact page (which will actually show on your mobile browser- meh).

I'm ready for the mobile revolution.

{ 3 } Comments

  1. fradeve | July 23, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    Show us the code! 😀

  2. Aaron | July 23, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    Hah! I should have. For the QR Code, it's the Super Cool QRCode plugin found here: In his "super-cool-qrcode.php' script, I changed the URL from "get_permalink()" to "wp_get_shortlink()", which is a builtin WordPress function. I did this to minimize the metadata in the QR Code. I also used "wp_get_shortlink()" in my theme template.

    To render the mobile site, I'm using the WordPress Mobile Pack found here:

  3. Jason | July 24, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    You're ready for the mobile revolution?

    Pretty sure it already happened... Or at least is well past it's beginning.

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