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TechnoGeekery Show #43: Make Your Blog iPhone Friendly

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TechnoGeek John asked:

Dear Chassy Cat,
I want to make my web site iPhone friendly so it loads quicker. I’ve seen other sites that have done it, but I don’t know how to do it. Do I need to change my whole template? What do I do? Thanks!

It happens that I have just RECENTLY made my TechnoGeekery and blog sites iPhone (and iTouch) friendly! WOW. What a crazy random happenstance! My tool of choice was a wordpress plugin–WPtouch– which automatically transforms your WordPress blog into what the creators at BrandNewCode.com describe as “an iPhone application-like experience when viewed from an iPhone or iPod touch.” There are effects! And Ajax! And a cool menu feature that includes access to search, categories, tags, blogrolls, archives, feeds, photos, and more. But I need to save SOME information for the video, or why would you watch the episode?! For my sparkling wit and awesome personality? My spectacular singing? My vast knowledge? My humility? I’m only saying.

To illustrate:

Before After
Menu

(Please note: This plugin is for self-hosted WordPress users. Sorry WordPress.com peeps. But if you ask super nicely, I may be persuaded to share how to set up your very own self-hosted WordPress blog, if you are willing to spend the time, and the money for server space.)

So there you are, John. The WPTouch plugin. No need to thank me. It was my pleasure.

Music in this podcast provided by the Podsafe Music Network, with Remember by Black Lab.

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11 Comments Post a comment
  1. Great TechnoGeekery Cat, I’m building a site right now, that plug-in is definitely getting…ummm, plugged in, Thanks!

    January 12, 2009
    • cat #

      Yay! I matter! Well…

      January 21, 2009
  2. Aww, ChassyCat, I love ya! That was awesome. Gimme More!

    January 14, 2009
  3. Oh and BTW, what about those of us who use blogspot? Are we out of luck? Cuz seriously? I am tired of moving around. Seriously.

    January 14, 2009
    • cat #

      So sorry, P. This is a WordPress plugin. I can look around for a Blogger fix, but I think the fact that you are hosted within the blogspot server makes it much trickier than if you had a self-hosted blog…

      January 21, 2009
  4. This is sweet! Thanks for the post!

    May 7, 2009
  5. Here something cool for you-, you might find this site to be simply mind blowing- I am currently watching streams on my iPhone or desktop with unlimited access to more than 200 TV series – complete seasons (yup every episode every season!) using a site called http://3click.tv so far as long as my wifi signal is strong I have 25000 episodes in my pocket:) Work anywhere in the world.

    May 7, 2009
  6. Unadulterated words, some true words dude. Thanks for makin my day!

    November 25, 2009
  7. jer #

    Hmmm. Interesting, I haven’t heard of this, but it totally makes sense – thanks for the heads up! I

    October 2, 2010
  8. Hello, Neat post. There is an issue along with your website in web explorer, could test this?
    IE still is the market chief and a good section of folks will pass
    over your magnificent writing due to this problem.

    April 20, 2014

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