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October 18, 2007

Experts' Expert: J. D. Biersdorfer's Tech Tip of the Week

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She writes the weekly New York Times computer-related Q&A column, whose problems and solutions are so far above my level of understanding and competence they may as well as be in Urdu or Pashto.

Never mind.

Her September 7, 2007 column was the exception that proves the rule.

Short item shorter: Go to www.cantoni.org/palm for a list of cellphone-friendly web sites.

Here's the unabridged version of the Times piece, for those who have the time to kick back and take it all in.

    Tip of the Week: Mobile-Friendly Web Sites

    Many cellphones and hand-held organizers can browse the Web now, and many Web sites are offering special slimmed-down versions just for the mobile browser. These “mobile” sites leave out the big chunky images in favor of quick-loading text. To get an idea of what is out there, there is a big list of mobile-friendly sites at www.cantoni.org/palm. Sometimes, just putting an “m.” in front of the domain name will take you to its mobile version — as in “m.nytimes.com,” for example.

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FunFact: I can see bookofjoe on my Nokia 6230 after 12 button presses — it takes about 25 seconds from initiating the sequence until the website appears on the tiny (1.2" square) screen (above).

Amazingly, it's readable and I can even see the pictures.

You wouldn't know that by looking at the mess my crack photography team made, pictured up top.

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J.D. is a woman.

Posted by: yoyomar | Oct 19, 2007 11:52:23 AM

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