Say hello to Looka! Mobile

My friend Matt the RumDood once told me, “Your blog takes friggin’ forever to load on my mobile.  I could start loading it, go eat lunch and then maybe I can read it afterward.”  Well, something like that.  He probably said something a bit more epithetic than “friggin’,” at least.

Well, gnash your teeth no more.  As of now, if you care to read this weblog on an iPhone, iPod Touch or Android phone, it’ll look like this:

Looka! on da iPhone!

Pretty spiff!  (Yes, I know I’m easily impressed, but this kinda entering-the-current-century stuff is all very new to me.)  You can read posts, comment, forward them, log in as a user/subscriber, forward to Twitter and a bunch of other social bookmarkers, or flip a switch to turn the mobile theme off and look at the full site. Alas, you can’t look at Flash videos, but that’s a limitation of the phone.  If you have some other kind of mobile, at least the new WordPress site should load a lot faster than my ridiculously bloated hand-coded versions did (most of which averaged around  200K of code alone, not counting pictures!).

Making life easier for our readers!  I’ll drink to that.

4 Responses to “Say hello to Looka! Mobile”

  1. Michael Dietsch said:

    Oct 15, 09 at 6:59 am

    What are you using for that? I had one that only spiffed it up for iPhone but I want to replace it with one that works cross-platform.

  2. Chuck said:

    Oct 16, 09 at 12:40 am

    It’s a plugin “plus” called WPtouch —

    It’s optimized for iPhones, iPod Touch and Android phones, but I have no idea how it looks on Blackberrys or Palm Pres and the like. Worth a shot, though!

  3. Michael Dietsch said:

    Oct 16, 09 at 10:26 am

    Hm, interesting. That’s what I was using. I don’t know why I thought it worked only on the iPhone family.

  4. Chuck said:

    Oct 16, 09 at 10:53 am

    The early versions may have been, I’m not sure. I hope they continue to upgrade it to add more platforms. Even without it Looka! loads a LOT faster than before in its full version.

    We should have the newly-designed template up in a couple of weeks, and it’ll look a bit more like the good ol’ version. 🙂