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Mobile may not be so extensive now that I’ve done some experimenting

August 11, 2006, 1:05 AM

My original plan was to offer the entire Web site in “Mobile Web” format suitable for viewing on a cell phone. I am officially scaling that back.

Why, you may ask?

Because the average mobile phone can’t seem to handle the pictures. And by “average mobile phone”, I mean my personal cell phone, which I will have until it’s time to upgrade again.

It seems that my site is strong on mobile phones in its text-based areas. In other words, the Journal, and some parts of the Archives. The photo sets seem to be too “heavy” for the phone to handle. I get “insufficient memory” messages and the photos stop loading. So pooh on that. Of course, that happens on three (that I know of) Journal entries as well. Those would be the three that are the basis for the narratives for the Million Worker March, J20, and A16, since they rely a lot on photos.

So at least I learned something from my experimentation on College Life this evening. I learned that photo sets do not work well in the mobile format. Now I just need to figure out what I want to port over to mobile next…

Web site: The Schumin Web Mobile Edition

Song: "All the things that you are, House of Oak and Sofas!" - A commercial on the TV. This is what I get for having Nick at Nite on while working on stuff.

Quote: "Hey, buddy, where's Bobo?" - Walter Jones (aka Zack from Power Rangers) speaking to the dachshund on the PetSmart commercial

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