Wilkie Martin - Surviving Publication


Author of the unhuman series of addictive comedy cozy mysteries set in the Cotswolds. This documents my encounters with publishing and includes things I hope will be useful later. It also covers some local writing competitions and reviews some writing events.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Changing my website for #iphone users

Continuing the building of my author's platform; we have been considering where the website can be seen and think a few simple tweeks to the site should make it more readable on an iphone. As with a few of my previous posts you may notice the input of someone far more technical than me in this one.

First we added an apple-touch-icon.png file which gives a preferred icon for the website - similar to favicon.ico but used on iphones. (See my posting Adding a website icon for iphone and stopping page not found for mobiles)

Then on each webpage page we added an extra setting that gives some default settings to be used on the iphone.

On the website, for each page
  • open the html

  • add a new setting into the same area as the other meta settings to set the default display for a mobile (this is near the top by the <head>:
  • add the setting

    <meta name="viewport" content="width=670, initial-scale=0.45, minimum-scale=0.45"/>
Thank you to http://www.hanselman.com/blog/CommentView.aspx?guid=7cd08e9b-4f31-4035-8411-8c99bf0bcf1e which is where the instructions for this came from.


And thank you to Selene for letting us test this on her iphone.


My Related Postings


How to #twitter your blog updates and add twitter to #website
Include an option on your #webpage so it can be added to delicious.com #social #bookmarking
Adding a website icon for iphone and stopping page not found for mobiles
Adding free blog subscription options
Add blog to website
Starting an author's platform