For immediate disclosure, let me get this out of the way quickly and say that the answer is, "Because I could."
With that out of the way, I'm happy to announce that Snapped Shot is now accessible on WAP devices. Almost. It works pretty well in Deck-It, a WAP/WML test suite, but for some reason my Motorola V550 isn't liking things. I bet might possibly
be why the standard has been all but abandoned at this point! If you are one of the poor unfortunates (much like me) who have an older cell phone that can't display "regular" websites, point it over here
, and you should be automagically redirected to the cell-phone-friendly version, so you can keep up with the headlines here when you're nowhere near a computer!
(Of course, the real
reason I did this is so I
can keep up with the website while I'm not at a computer, but hey, if I can do it, you're welcome to, too! Eventually, the website should be completely usable in read-only form
, since it may be a bit too tricky to support comment posting from cell phones.)The weblog software
hasn't been very forgiving, and as a result, only headlines/links really work at present, but when I finish figuring out what's wrong with my patches, the full article text and comments should be readable on the phone as well. Sorry, thoughâto conserve bandwidth, there won't be any graphics.
It feels good to enter the brave new world of 2000. With as much effort as it took to get here, no wonder there aren't any other blogs here! (And I did try just about all of themâmine is the only
WAP-compliant website I could find in my favorites! Woot!)