Back on the 16th December, I mentioned that I use the WordPress Mobile Edition Plugin. Here are the three reasons why.
This is one of those times where small is good. The Standard version of blog.wisefaq.com is 190kb.
The WordPress Mobile Edition is 6kb.
A 3000% difference! Or to put it another way, the Standard version is 30 times larger than the Mobile version. This smaller size means less mobile data charges.
Some individual page measurements:
|url||WordPress Mobile Edition||Standard WordPress|
|Customers like to (re)use the methods of the support team …||18kb||29kb|
|21 Things to do when quitting work||13kb||21kb|
|How to use VLOOKUP on Microsoft Excel||12kb||22kb|
|8 WordPress Plugins||14kb||22kb|
blog.wisefaq.com pages load much quicker, as they are smaller.
On a Mobile phone, I prefer it over the mess of the page that Windows Mobile Internet Explorer, and BlackBerry Browser make of the page.
“What about Opera Mini?”, I hear you cry.
Opera Mini does a superb job of rendering the page, but because of speed and size (think mobile data charges), I prefer the WordPress Mobile Edition version.
You can download WordPress Mobile Edition here.