Monday, June 15, 2009

Show me the mobile!

Depending on where you live, you might have noticed tons of people using a Blackberry or iPhone or Palm or whatever cool smart phone comes to market. You might be excited, or you migh ask yourself: "so what?". Well, it turns out smart phones are here to stay and are already stirring things up out here in the web world.

Since TopOfGuitar.com was born with the idea of bringing the latest and greatest to my fellow guitar lovers, I can't fall behind when it comes to the mobile browser space!

You might be asking: will there be a TopOfGuitar iPhone app? Maybe. But first things first. Which is making sure TopOfGuitar.com is optimized for mobile browsers. 

Pretty much, that means:
- Light images (I'm conscious about mobile bandwidth)
- Optimized layout for small screens (less content than regular version, different pagination, no messy layout)
- Automatic detection for mobile browsers. If you access TopOfGuitar.com with a mobile phone, you will be redirected to the mobile-optimized page.
- Optimized for mobile ads (yes, I need to monetize too!)

It turns out TopOfGuitar has been mobile friendly since February 2009 but hey, it's always good to brag about how cool this site is!

Cheers,

Ernesto

P.S. If you have any suggestions that would improve the mobile user experience, please let me know...

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