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Mobile Blog Viewing With Mippin

Mobile Blog Viewing With Mippin

The ability for all of my readers to see my posts in the method of their choosing is very important to me.  Although the majority of my traffic comes from desktop and laptop computers, I’m starting to see an increase in visits from mobile browsers.  I’ve tried different plug-ins from time to time that are supposed to redirect to a mobile friendly page, but for the most part they have been too watered down.  With 3G and other high speed networks, I’m not sure that text-only is the way to go. I think I’ve found a service that finally balances mobile speed with aesthetics.  Enter Mippin.

Based in The UK, Mippin does an amazing job of transforming my site from bells and whistles to mobile friendly.  From my POV, the ease with which this is done makes it a bit of a no-brainer.  They will grab my feed and transform it for free into a fully functional web site that is mobile browser friendly.  If you want to see what this site looks like, browse on your mobile phone or look at this page in your browser.

If you run your site on WordPress, they have sweetened the deal even further.  They have created a WordPress Plugin that you upload to your wp-content/plugins folder, activate and that’s it.  I have tested this on a few different phones and it redirects without problems.  Of course the question that you have to ask yourself is, do you want to redirect?  The plugin actually steers your audience to the Mippin site, away from yours.  Personally I’m okay with this, but I know some people that are not.  It’s a personal choice.

If you run a blog, you need to try this out, it’s fabulous.  For more info check out their blog, or follow them on Twitter.

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By Matt Singley

Personal: husband to Alison, father to four amazing kids. I used to live a fast but enjoyable life in Los Angeles, now I have chickens on acreage in Charlotte, North Carolina. Just a bit different. I'm an advocate for cycling as much as you can and eating as cleanly as you can afford. Professional: I'm the CEO of Singley + Mackie, a creative digital agency that serves well-known lifestyle and entertainment companies around the world. Clients include Microsoft, Samsung, Hulu, YP and others. If you want to find the more-professional me, go to http://singleymackie.com