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I recently picked up a Kindle 2 (don't you love tax return splurge time?), and I'd love to be able to check WoWWiki articles from it. (I'm sure this has nothing to do with the fact that the site is blocked from my work, oh no.) The main page is pretty clunky and hard to navigate from the Kindle's very basic, text-based browser, though.

Does anyone know if there's a mobile-browser-friendly version of the WoWWiki homepage? I browsed around the FAQ and tried a couple searches, but didn't see a mention of one.


-- Eponymous (talk) 11:37, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Ignoring the fact that I despise anything "mobile" and think that a device that can't display a page designed for a minimum resolution of 800x600 should not be called a "browser", did you try different skins? I'm sure there are some minimal ones. ~ Nathanyel (talk) 11:56, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
You should try using Wowwiki.css, which is an option in preferences. That should severely reduce the clunkiness. --Sky (t · c · w) 12:13, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
Wow, didn't even read the original request. --Sky (t · c · w) 21:13, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
Alternately, you can use the "simple" skin or "myskin" (nothing but the article content). CogHammer.gif Ose talk/3721 14:50, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
That is perfect timing - I was literally about to start on that when I checked the Village Pump. I'll start something simple at Portal:Mobile. Kirkburn  talk  contr 19:59, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Since it came up, I just saw a Kindle 2 for the first time today: they look pretty cool. (I'm in the San Francisco Wikia office atm, Jimmy Wales is here too atm, and he showed his off.) It's cool that they browse Wikipedia for free, though apparently not particularly well. In other news, Jimmy was wearing a Cafepress WoWWiki tshirt yesterday - I don't recall who set the page up, but kudos to whoever :) The link is ... it's not official, though - we're still hoping to do a proper Wikia store for each wiki, with their logos, etc. But don't let that stop you if you want a WoWWiki tshirt now! Kirkburn  talk  contr 21:13, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

Actually, I'm the one who created that custom product. Tongueout.gif Good to see that anyone actually bought it! --g0urra[T҂C] 12:52, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
Party hat for g0urra! :) Kirkburn  talk  contr 18:01, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
I'm all for a mobile version, but my concern is more bandwidth and weight. My iPhone has no problem with the full-blown WoWwiki, but the site is slow as is (I'm assuming that's a Wikia problem), and over the cellphone it just takes forever to download pages. Pretty frustrating when I try to get a little editing while on break at work, and have to spend 2 minutes to download 1 page, and then almost another minute trying to upload changes. The WoWwiki site is so slow here in Canada, that even on the phone I cannot reach my DL speed limit... --Metalbunny (talk) 07:08, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
This won't help your mobile problem, but you may find editing a more enjoyable experience in a faster browser like Google Chrome or Safari 4 beta. I've seen a couple benchmarks that were wildly faster than Internet Explorer (performance on IE 8 looks like a joke, come on Microsoft...) and quite appreciably faster than Firefox. [1] [2]
While I'm at it, I'll digress one more time to advertise that Chrome was the only browser to come out unscathed at the Pwn2Own hacking contest, [3] hosted by Zero Day Initiative. -Howbizr (talk) 22:40, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

Update: Portal:Mobile is live. Kirkburn  talk  contr 14:14, 7 May 2009 (UTC)