[wp-hackers] XML-based display and spoofing multisite

William Davis will.davis at gmail.com
Sat Jan 15 23:19:39 UTC 2011

Thanks Bill. Our mobile site currently (which is actually on a  
different CMS) uses responsive Web design to fit many different  
browsers, but scaling our desktop version down simply won't work — too  
much going on. For example, our home page is completely reconfigured  
on mobile, we reposition ads, reduce image sizes to speed up load  
times, emphasize different elements that people are more likely to  
want on their phone than on their computer, etc.


On Jan 15, 2011, at 6:15 PM, Bill Dennen wrote:

>> devices aren't being served cached pages and it doesn't really work  
>> that
>> well anyway. So what I'm thinking is to spoof a separate site — for  
>> example,
>> m.example.com, and use the same database as the main site but serve a
>> different theme, and that site would be cached as well.
> Will-
> You may have already considered this, but could you just design your  
> theme
> in such a way that it works fine for both desktop and mobile  
> browsers? Using
> an approach like:
> http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/01/12/guidelines-for-responsive-web-design/
> -Bill
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