I am testing a new version of the MOBILE version of the blog template for your handhelds and phones.

Feedback, please.

Keep checking for changes.

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  1. DarkKnight says:

    Doesn’t as cool as the illustration on my Razor but far better than it’s been for about a week.

  2. West of the Potomac says:

    The look and feel is nice on my iPhone. Similar (same) as it was a couple of weeks ago?

    I tried to log in through the iPhone to post this comment but received this error page: “The requested URL /wp-login.php was not found on this server.”

  3. West: That is why I turned it off in the first place.

    Lemme try another solution.


  4. West of the Potomac says:

    Hmmmm, so I compared the URL on my iphone when clicking “Login” to the one on the regular site and there is a differece — maybe there is supposed to be???


    If I edit the URL that the iPhone login link gives me by adding the “/blog/” it works just like as if I logged in to the site using the “LOGIN or REGISTER” link above the “Make a Donation” button on the left column on the regular site.

  5. aod33 says:

    Anything you can do for us Android users? It used to come up in mobile form on my phone, but as of recently, it has been coming up as a regular web page. Thanks.

  6. aod33 says:

    And just as I submit my above post, I try again and it comes up mobile. Fantastic!

  7. aod: I just changed to a new theme/plugin. It has android.

    I think I can add phones which can’t bring it up easily.

  8. Frank H says:

    Not crazy about this version. I liked the iPhone version.

  9. Frank H says:

    Although it is nice to have some of the “sidebar” items available.

  10. doanli says:

    You go, Father!

    You’re more tech savvy than I am! :)

  11. jbalza007 says:

    Looks great on my droid. Thanks, Father!

  12. boko fittleworth says:

    I just get post titles on my BlackBerry. Which is good, because it loads fast. What I like about this current iteration of the mobile version is that the post and comments come up when I click on a headline. Before I had to click on a separate link to get the comments. So this is good.

  13. Mark01 says:

    At least I can post comments now, but I don’t like the look, and the formatting seems all screwed up. Using an itouch.

  14. Charivari Rob says:

    Seems to be loading a little more quickly on my VZW/LG. The headings seem a little bolder, clearer. Did you turn up the contrast, Father? Looks good.

    Couldn’t log in on my phone right now, but it has been tempermental lately, so that may have nothing to do with the site.

  15. thefeds says:

    The calendar date graphics aren’t showing up on my iPhone but it looks clean and is loading faster!

  16. HeadSacristan says:

    The full version of the website is coming up on my blackberry curve, and has been for the past week.

  17. Emilio III says:

    It seems better on my Motorola Q phone.

  18. markomalley says:

    Works well on my G1 (Android)

  19. mattwcu says:

    The comments font is super tiny on my iPhone 3GS. I prefer the old setup, or maybe a larger font on the new one.

  20. Patikins says:

    My Blackberry browser isn’t letting me log in to comment but I can log in using Opera mini. I like the way it looks in Opera better than the BB browser but both are clear and easy to use. I like having the search box right at the top of the BB version. It’s at the bottom using Opera.

  21. TomB says:

    Works well on Pre.

  22. Stephen Anthony Gregory says:

    I like the new look on my iPhone but the font could stand to be a little bigger as it’s a little harder to read than the previous layout.

  23. thepapalbull says:

    I thought the former layout was better.

  24. Ralph says:

    Wow! This is the first time I’ve been able to post from the iPhone in a long while.

    I would give the new format a gold star! :)

  25. Ossus says:

    Fr. Z,

    I like the layout on my Blackberry Bold. It is very clean and reads well.

    I can also second what other are saying about logging in to comments, it allows me to put in my info, but just keeps asking me to log in.

    I did find something strange. Your site only works when 3G is enabled. If I try to use the WIFI on my phone, it gives me: “Unable to connect to the Internet, please try again later. If the problem persists please contact your service provider.” I get this error when trying to read any of the posts except this Mobile Update post (ironically). Again, the WIFI setting on my phone breaks it, 3G works fine.

    I’m using the default BB browser.

    Hope all of this helps.

  26. kelleyb says:

    This look is good for me on my iPhone

  27. I like the new look, keep it.

  28. SuzyQ says:

    I like the new format. It loads a lot quicker than the other version. And I had no problem logging in to post from my BlackBerry Storm 2.

  29. tygirwulf says:

    On my Nokia E75, the site doesn’t look anything like that screenshot on the iPhone, but it’s very functional. It loads quickly, which is the most important thing, after being able to read the content. I like being able to see the comments under the post instead of having to click through to a separate page. [That is a big reason why I made the change.] I logged in without an issue, and it appears I can post comments without issues, too. Thank you, Father, I was really missing the ability to read your blog on the go. :)

  30. JaneC says:

    Wow, I can actually log in to comment from the mobile page now! That’s great. The font is a bit small, though. I’m on wifi with an iPod Touch.

  31. chonak says:

    Everything displays well on my Palm Centro, and commenting works. The display is plainer than the former mobile version, but functional.

    A slight negative is that no page ever quite finishes loading, Perhaps the problematic Javascript library I mentioned some weeks ago is still in use. Still, this detail does not interfere with regular usage, except on the login form, where it is necessary to “stop” the page-loading in order to fill in the form.

    Thanks for trying this new version.

  32. John 6:54 says: no longer loads on my old school blackberry. Guess I’ll have to fork over some cash for a new phone.

  33. q7swallows says:

    I much prefer the larger font on the old mobile version (iPhone) but like the easier access to the combox. Also, is there a way to add a shortcut to the top-of-the-page under the combox?

  34. I am not going to get involved with editing a mobile template.

    I changed the template so as to have features that were useful to me and that would allow people to login and comment. The other was less useful for that.

  35. John 6: old school blackberry

    What Blackberry? Maybe I can add it.

  36. SophiaGrace says:

    Father Z,

    I have an iPhone. The features of the new format are great but the text size is so very small and very difficult for me to read, even with my reading glasses. Do you know of a way for me to increase the text size?

    And, FWIW, regarding the old iPhone mobile version (like in your photo above), I was always able to log-in at the bottom of the main page, but was never able to log-in on the comments pages.

    And, as always, thank you for all that you do. You remain in my prayers.

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