Hello, I'm Chris Murphy — I specialize in creating engaging, user-centric interactive experiences.
Fun with Safari on the iPod Touch
My wife gave me an iPod Touch for Christmas, and have to say that it is one of the best Christmas gift's I've received in a long time. One of the big sellers [for me] was the browsing capabilities that came with Safari on the iPod Touch.
One of the first things I did after getting my iTunes library cleaned up and ported over to the iPod Touch, was to develop an Touch/iPhone compatible version of my WordPress theme. I thought it would be much harder than it actually was and to be quite honest, it was far easier designing and developing for the iPod Touch/iPhone than it was for a desktop browser experience.
I chose to go with iWPhone as my plug-in of choice as it was pretty straight forward to implement and I took the liberty of making one small mod to it. iWPhone allows iPod/iPhone visitors to see an optimized version of your blog theme which is better suited for the kind of browsing experience it delivers. Here are some screenshots from my dev site (you will need to view my blog through your iPod/iPhone in order to see what it looks like live.
There are a few caveats when it comes to creating content for a iPod/iPhone WordPress theme, and two of the biggest gottachs are:
- Length of your content;
- Size of your images/media;
For some further reading on creating content for the iPod/iPhone, check out the Apple Developer Connection – iPhone Dev Center, and a little bi of “light” reading at the iPhone Human Interface Guidelines wiki.