I’d like to revive some interest in improving support for mobile browsers.
Extremely limited WAP-based browsers are at least sort of served by the experimental WAP gateway, but there are a lot of smartphones and other handheld devices that get on the “real” web with greater or lesser degrees of success, and I’d like to see us improve the default look & feel of MediaWiki on them.
At the moment I think we can roughly divide the mobile browsers into two categories:
- Those that render much like a full desktop browser and let you zoom as necessary (iPhone/Mobile Safari, Opera Mini, …?)
At the moment, all I’ve got access to are an iPhone and the Opera Mini simulator applet, so that’s what I’ll be putting the occasional bit of time into. These already pretty much “just work”, but the UI can be very awkward due to the desktop-size layout; I’d like a cleaner handheld stylesheet that lets most pages be legible when you get to them.
If you’ve got another device and you’d like to help testing and developing for it, please stake your claim.
Alternatively if you’ve got a spare device you can donate to us, that’d be great too! (Especially if it doesn’t need a service subscription to get on the net…)