Would You Like That in Mobile or Regular?
To the fair readers of The Cornflower: you now have the option to read our blog in a traditional web browser on a desktop computer (as you are undoubtedly doing right now) or on your smartphone using a mobile browser. The blogs of the NN/LM were built with WordPress, an open-source content management system that is often used as a blog publishing tool. The architecture allows for plug-ins (little add-on programs to hopefully enhance functionality) and custom templates (the design). The blog editor turned on a plug-in called WPtouch. WPtouch “…formats your site with a mobile theme for visitors on Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, Google Android, Blackberry Storm and Torch, Palm Pre and other touch-based smartphones.” Some members have told us that our blog is blocked in their hospitals even though it comes from a .gov domain. It will be interesting to see if this still happens when viewed on a mobile device.
Your next assignment, if you choose to accept it: pull out your smartphone and open the browser. Go to http://nnlm.gov/gmr/blog. You should see images similar to those below. The images come from an iPhone/iPod Touch.
This is the first view you will see when you go to the URL on your smartphone.
We hope you like it and definitely want to hear if you encounter any problems.