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Found on the Mobile Web is a regular WAP Review feature listing newly added and updated sites on the YesWAP.com mobile portal and WapReview mobile site directory. With these latest additions the directory and portal now list 2317 mobile sites.
onderhond onderhond.com Web front-end developer Niels Matthijs' personal and professional blog has articles on web design plus movie reviews and a gallery on Niels' travel photos. He recently redesigned the site using responsive design principles so that it reflows to a single column in modern mobile browsers 320 px and wider. You can read about the redesign on the site.
Tweet9 tweet9.tk Another attractive re-skinning of the dabr open source Twitter client. The eye pleasing design is inspired by the Twitter for Android app. Features include long tweets (more than 140 characters) using TwtMore, the ability to upload your Twitter profile and background images and photo uploading using the Twitter Photo Upload API.
The same author also offers a black and florid green (or pink) re-skinning of Dabr at twbird.tk
TechnoBuffalo www.technobuffalo.com Launched in 2009, TechnoBuffalo has grown quickly to become one of the top US-based tech blogs. Content includes tech news, reviews, tech tips and lots of videos.The attractive mobile view, a custom WordPress theme, includes all the site's content, including the videos. It works well in smartphone browsers and Opera Mini.
GSMArena m.gsmarena.com One of the top mobile technology news sites. GSMArena's mobile edition includes the three most popular features of the desktop site; the latest mobile news, handset reviews and a comprehensive database of mobile phone specifications.
Wattpad Touch touch.wattpad.com/search Touchscreen version of the Wattpad eBook site. Wattpad is a community of readers and authors where anyone can publish stories for all to read. Wattpad has native book reader apps for iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Java ME and you can also read online using a reader webapp on the site. There's also a version of Wattpad.com optimized for feature phones at m.wattpad.com
Notesi www.notesi.com/mobileonlinebookmarks.jsp A free service providing secure, private, cloud based storage for your browser bookmarks. Notesi makes your bookmarks available in all your browsers on all your devices.
CNN Political Ticker politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com With the US presidential election year in full swing, CNN's political blog is jumping. The mobile friendly site is updated throughout the day with current US political news and analysis.
ICTs for Development ict4dblog.wordpress.com From researchers at the University of Manchester’s Centre for Development Informatics, ICTs for Development covers the use information and communication technologies to encourage socio-economic development.
FAILFaire failfaire.org The blog of FAILFaire, a conference focused on learning from failed ICT4D projects.
ICT4D is an acronym for "information and communication technologies for development" which means using technology, especially computers, web and mobile, to enable and encourage socioeconomic growth and human rights. Examples include the One Laptop per Child Project and MedAfrica, which lets rural users connect to doctors and medical information using basic mobile phones.
Not all projects are successes. FAILFaire aims to help ICT4D professionals and participants learn how to succeed by analyzing what didn't work.
Nature nature.com Founded in 1869, Nature is one of the most respected scientific journals in the world. It publishes original research from all branches of science as well editorials, book reviews and feature articles of interest to the scientific community.
Nature's desktop website got a "responsive design" makeover yesterday and now adapts itself to mobile viewport widths. Unlike most responsive designs which work in both landscape and portrait orientation, Nature seems to expect mobile users to view the site in landscape only. The site's layout looked rather jumbled to me in portrait using the Android Gingerbread, Symbian Belle, Opera Mini and Opera Mobile browsers but was find when I switched to landscape. Via: @Microflash
Over at the UCWEB Forums, JBpseudo has come up with a way to transfer your PC bookmarks to the S60 native version of UCWEB6. It's not nearly as simple and elegant as using Opera Link to keep your Opera Mini bookmarks synchronized across multiple browsers but it is a time saver if you have a lot of bookmarks. It works with any browser that can export bookmarks in the de facto standard Mozilla format including Opera, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and IE.
The files and some (rather cryptic) instructions can be found at forum.ucweb.com/viewthread.php?tid=1063. The instructions assume you know what you are doing and I obviously didn't as I struggled a little bit to get it working. I though I'd try to document the process in a little more detail. First of all there are a couple of limitations:
- Your bookmarks folder structure is not preserved, all bookmarks are dumped into the root folder in UCWEB.
- UCWEB uses the pipe symbol (|) as a field separator in its import and export files so any bookmarks with a pipe symbol (|) in either their name. or target URL get imported as multiple non-functional bookmarks.
Neither of these are show stoppers ,it just means you have a little cleanup to do. Plus UCWEB lets you back up and restore your original bookmarks in case you don't like the result and want to revert.
Here's a step by step guide to importing bookmarks from your PC to UCWEB.
- Prerequisites: You will need the Open Source Python interpreter on your phone. Python can be downloaded from the project repository on Sourceforge. That page is big and a little daunting if you are using a mobile browser. Here are some slightly more mobile friendly direct links to the installable .sis/.sisx files for the various S60 versions that Python runs on: S60 3rd Edition, S60 2nd Edition Feature Pack 3, S60 2nd Edition Feature Pack 2, S60 2nd Edition If you don't know which version of S60 your phone uses, you can look it up on S60.com
- Export your bookmarks as an html file.
- In Opera go to the Bookmarks Menu > Manage Bookmarks. Right click the Trash folder and Choose "Empty Trash" otherwise you will end up importing your deleted bookmarks! Then choose File > Export as HTML... from the Bookmark Manager's menu
- In Firefox it's Bookmarks Menu > Organize Bookmarks > Import and Backup > Export HTML...
- IE6: File Menu > Import and Export > Next > Export Favorites > Next > Select the bookmarks folder > Next > Export to a File or Address > Finish
- Chrome: Click the wrench icon in the upper right corner of the screen, choose Bookmark Manager > Tools > Export Bookmarks
- Safari: File Menu > Export Bookmarks
- Download My_UCFavorites.zip and extract the single file, My_UCFavorites.py to a folder.
- S60 2nd edtion users can send My_UCFavorites.py to the phone with Bluetooth or infrared and the phone will automatically install it. In S60 3rd edition, Nokia made it harder to install Python scripts for some reason. Using PC Suite, Data Transfer Mode or a card reader create a Python folder in the root of the SD card. Then copy My_UCFavorites.py to the Python directory you created on the phone's memory card.
- Download htmlAsText.zip to your PC and extract the files to a folder. Execute the extracted HtmlAsText.exe file.
- Change the following two options as shown in the first screenshot:
- Characters Per Line: change to 400
- Links Display Format: change to %T [%L]
- Browse to the html bookmarks file that you created in step 2, specify an output .txt file and hit Convert.
- Transfer the text file to the phone's memory card using any available method.
- Run UCWEB63, go to the bookmarks page and choose Menu > Advanced > Export. The export file will be overwritten in the import process so export your bookmarks twice using two different file names so that you have a backup in case you want to restore.
- Launch Python on the phone and choose Options > Run Script. Select My_UCFavorites.py and press OK
- Press Options > Convert to UCFavorites, browse to the E: drive and select the text file you copied there in step 9.
- At the promt "Add the new bookmarks to the original UCFavorites file" (bottom image - left), click OK and browse to the exported bookmark file from step 10.
- Exit Python and launch UCWEB, go to the bookmarks page and choose Menu > Advanced > Import. Browse to the UCFavorites file that you updated using Python.
That's it, at this point your bookmarks should be loaded in UCWEB! Pretty cool hack, thanks JBpseudo.