Make your WordPress site iPad ready

January 17, 2011 | No Comments Yet

WPLover has a straightforward guide on getting your WordPress-powered site optimized for the Apple iPad. It basically says you don’t have to do anything since like the iPhone it comes with the Safari mobile web browser, but there are a few tips and links if you’re concerned about an iPad-specific experience.

Biggest thing to remember: the iPad does not support Flash. If you can manage to do so, provide an alternative video source using the HTML5 <video> element.

Another helpful site is iPad Peek, which loads your website as it would on an iPad—both landscape and portrait modes. You can very quickly check any quirks without having to run out and get one.

No word yet on whether Automattic is releasing an official WordPress iPad app, but it would be interesting to see how much more you can do on a larger resolution mobile device now.

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WordPress blogging app coming to the iPhone

June 10, 2008 | 1 Comment

In the wee hours of the morning the newest version of the Apple iPhone was announced. It’s coming to the Philippines in September, but there’s something else I’m going to point out: there’s going to be a native blogging application for WordPress on the iPhone.

The blogging app for TypePad was demo-ed during the Apple WWWDC 2008 Keynote, and corresponding ones for WordPress and Blogger are coming in the next few weeks.

Will this put a whole new spin on the concept of mobile blogging, considering how well-made iPhone apps are? Let’s wait and find out!

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