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TPM for iPhone

08/ 8/08

For the past few weeks, I’ve been working on an iPhone version of the TPM homepage. This morning, we launched it, and it’s already been getting a lot of praise. The mobile version is basically a stripped down template optimized for the iPhone’s 320-pixel wide display featuring the top news headlines and the most recent posts from the main blog (there’s also a custom webclip for the iPhone’s home screen). To insure extremely fast load times, there’s only one image (for the logo), and inline CSS. I also implemented the ability to scroll backwards in the blog archives by week from the mobile edition. Clicking on individual story links or the subsites of the blog will take you back to the standard version. We’re planning to get more elaborate, but for now I’m pretty excited about our first mobile edition. To get to it, simply go to talkingpointsmemo.com from your iPhone. The site will see that you’re on an iPhone and direct you to the mobile site.