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Optimize your site for PDA and IPhone

Optimize your site for PDA and IPhone

My homepage goes mobile 🙂 templates is not yet optimized, but your feedback is as always welcomed!

From Mobile Sites with #Joomla! CMS

As the number of mobile devices continues to outpace the number of desktop computers, the creation of mobile-accessible sites is becoming more and more important. This article addresses the issue of making a #Joomla based site mobile-accessible.

For other content management systems such as Typo3, WordPress, and Drupal, the making of mobile-friendly versions of the sites has already been discussed on mobiForge (see Multi-client Websites with the Typo3 CMS and WURFL, Mobile-Friendly Blogging with WordPress, and Creating Mobile Sites in Drupal Using Multisites). This article is devoted to achieving a similar effect in #Joomla using the ‘PDA-mambot’.


Creating Mobile Websites with #Joomla 1.5

I also want to point out some very handy web applications, the first one is to measure how currently your site is performing while in mobile mode:

While the other are more for testing the result of your hard work:

This is a web browser based simulator for quickly testing your iPhone Applications. This tool has been so far tested and working using Internet Explorer 7, FireFox 2 and Safari 3 in Windows, but you need Safari to get the real
A live demo of Opera Mini that functions like it would when installed on a handset (Java Applet) test on Android, there is a bit much more effort: you’ll have to download a simulator (in fact the full sdk) and launch sdk\tools\emulator.exe

To test the result in ANY browser with none of the above, just append to your site index.php?tp=1&template=pda like

About The Author

Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.