So many people are on the go, reading the web from their phones, that a web designer needs to think about how a site will look on a tiny screen. Fortunately, if one does a site in WordPress, there is an easy solution.
This morning I added a Mobile Switcher via WordPress Mobile Pack to this blog. One can now easily read the posts on a mobile phone in a simple theme. If you are reading the blog from a desktop, it has the Panorama theme (or my version of it). Here’s how it looks with a mobile theme:
The directions to install are simple, too:
On WordPress v2.7 and later, the installation is as follows:
- Go to the ‘Plugins’ / ‘Add new’ menu
- Upload wordpress-mobile-pack.zip then press ‘Install now’.
- Activate the switcher plugin. Change its settings as required.
- Select which desktop widgets are to appear on the mobile theme.
When I was about to install this on a client’s site a few months ago, I was pleased to get a response via Twitter from the developer, James Pearce, about the mobile pack. That’s what I call good customer service.
Have you had any experience with a mobile theme?