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Pleasure and Pain has gone mobile

It’s quite overdue, but this blog is now optimized to be viewed in a mobile browser. Many thanks to Ben Seven for giving me the kick in the ass I needed to get it done:

Commented on You’re not a user experience designer if… by Ben Seven:

Are you allowed to call yourself a User Experience designer if you don’t care about the user experience of your own blog on handheld devices? I tried reading this article on the bus home having seen it retweeted, and enjoyed the delicious irony of it not being particularly web friendly. Just saying – UX suffers from the same thing my profession does – people calling themselves designers with no real expertise, qualification or questioning from clients – but it’s strange to be concerned about the experience of computer interaction and not catch up with the boom in mobile web browsing on your own platform!

I confess to having a case of “the cobbler’s children have no shoes.” I think some of the busiest practitioners have the crappiest websites because we’re so busy fixing other people’s problems. But it’s no excuse. I need to do a major website redesign pronto.

But hey, now you can at least read this on mobile! Please leave a comment if you are right now.

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  1. Eric Roberson says:

    Your blog renders flawlessly on my iPhone. Love you Whitney!

  2. Just wanted to let you know that we’re passing the Versatile Blogger Award to Pleasure and Pain – http://peopleinteract.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/versatile-blogger-award/

  3. Great reading from my salsa just now :o)

  4. On mobile, site looks nice but just a heads up that the link in the comment above isn’t wrapping correctly in mobile safari. Some of the content is getting cut off. Thought you might want to know!

  5. Looks great on iPhone and iPad. My eyes thank you.
    A while back I had the exact same epiphany, which is, practice what you preach.

  6. Michael Spellacy says:

    Yup, it’s rendering all mobile like on my device. Yay! A couple of tiny things regarding comments:

    1. Make form buttons a tad bigger if you can.

    2. “Notify me of followup comments via e-mail” text does not add focus to radio button on mobile safari when tapped. I’m pretty sure this a problem caused by the iPhone’s cut and paste functionality. Anyway, adding a blank onclick event handler (onclick=””) should make the issue go away. A hack, but it works.

  7. Awesome!! I totally agree.” I think some of the busiest practitioners have the crappiest websites”!!! That’s something I don’t understand about Steve Krug

  8. I do virtually all my blog reading on my phone, usually on the bus to work.

    It kills me that some of the biggest proponents of responsive design have yet to upgrade their own sites (looking at you, Smashing Mag!)

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