View Full Version : i made an ass of myself once again with rgeard 2 hawkeyes new site, some1 plz explain

12-03-2007, 08:01 AM
my question is this...Why do some .mobi sites look as if it would take 20 mins to download on a mobile/cell when i view them on my PC ie http://rly.mobi/feeds.php or www.allnews.mobi (http://www.allnews.mobi) or hawkeyes amazon shop, or this site even....not that this site looks as (for lack of a better word) bad and complex as others. See i figured that .mobi sites look like www.weiwei.mobi (http://www.weiwei.mobi) or www.words.mobi (http://www.words.mobi) and not full screen sites with a tonne of info etc etc and whats with these .mobi having PPC links from google or wherever going to .com or ,com.au .net etc etc...doesnt this defeat the purpose...people go there, some click a link and it goes to a non configured site without the ready.mobi etc approval/rating. Shouldn't this issue be addressed so Google only put .mobi site links from .mobi sites, else as i said to hawkeye, wont people get the ****s inveriably with the lack of conformity with links? Anyway, hope someone (probably scandi can clear this up for me) tnx all. MrMobi knows how to spell .mobi:confused2::dontknow:

12-03-2007, 08:47 AM
Let me see if I can clear some of this up for you Mr. Mobi.

Hawkeye's site has links to amazon.com instead of amazon.mobi - is that what you are questioning?

Here's why he did it (not putting words in his mouth, but this would be the common sense answer): Amazon.com allows affiliate links, and amazon.mobi does not. Amazon.com does show on mobile devices pretty well and scores a 3 out of 5 on http://ready.mobi, so expect to see more links to amazon.com until they get their act together, and by that I mean until we bug them enough that they credit amazon associate links that direct to amazon.mobi. (I emailed them once already, I hope everyone else will do the same).

To answer another part of your question, the size of the site on a computer screen has little or nothing to do with how it will look on a mobile screen. The css of the site tells the browser how to display the words, etc. on the site and controls where the words wrap to the next line, and it will vary based on the size of the screen depending upon how the css is written. Also, if there is any device-detection code, the server can serve a page that works one way for a computer and another way on a mobile device. http://pilot.mobi is a good example of this as well as many other sites that were built by developers on our forum. Using pilot.mobi as an example, the computer version of the site fills up the screen and has a small blackberry emulator to test the site, and the mobile version has only the information a user would need without an extra emulator. Get it?

You also mentioned weiwei.mobi as being a smaller site, but that is only because there is less content. This keeps the site loading faster and allows people to read less, which is a good thing for people who are scrolling down a mobile phone screen. If you look at the "music" link on the weiwei site, the words stretch to fill the screen as well, which means longer lines on the computer and shorter lines on the mobile.

Since you didn't say whether you have a mobile phone to test the sites, have a look at the emulator program at http://mtld.mobi/emulator.php to see what any given site is likely to look like.

This is a bit wordy today, but I hope this helps :).

12-03-2007, 10:26 AM
Thanks coast and yes it makes sence....was happy to see you use the word scrolling :) i was thinking scrolling.mobi was not such a good name going on stuff i've read...and i was thinking...well if you arent scrolling down what are you doing...rep added. I'll check the emulator for http://rly.mobi/feeds.php and see what it looks like.
ps just went and tried rly.mobi in the emulator.....scrolling.mobi and scrollads.mobi should be cool if thats anything to go on as the page is about 2 metres long.....tnx again for your time coasty.....much appreciated. My apologies again to hawkeye for my uninformed supposed constructive cryticism.

12-03-2007, 11:35 AM
Try Mobility.mobi in the emulator as well and see what you find :)

12-04-2007, 12:22 AM
Try Mobility.mobi in the emulator as well and see what you find :)
no worries i will do. Tnx mate. :smile:

12-04-2007, 01:13 AM
NP mrM. Now you've learned a few things, so all is well.

12-04-2007, 11:27 AM
Like Hawk said, all is well.

Lord, the questions I had and still have!

12-05-2007, 02:16 AM
Tnx guys, most definately got a lot of reading and learning to do...day by day im doing IT! :)