Mobile Wiki

I was trying to fiddle with the skins of ‘Media Wiki’ Platform and I suddenly thought I should try writing a skin for.

Went googling {seems like going on a travel trip! 😉 } Writing a custom skin seems to be easy. Any way – I hacked up a a skin from the ‘Monobook’ skin in a very simple way. More work needs to be done – but here is the skin for download – cellphone.php (remove the .txt link after download wordpress doesn’t allow upload like that!)

A snap of how a wiki looks when viewed is here:

wiki snapshot

I have enabled a bit of CSS. This them is tested in Nokia 60 phones and Sony Ericsson high end phone. I have primarily kept the two main links – ‘Main’ and ‘Edit’ from the usual wiki pages and then shown only the content! 

So, now what would be the use of this? The possibilities are cool!

  1. Make html documents on the move! Mobile web production from the mobile itself
  2. Collaborate on the move with Cheap Phone and GPRS connection
  3. Interaction Design for Mock UIs for cell phone application design
  4. Use it as Notebook

Now the next step that needs to be done are:

  • Write script so that it will recognise that its a mobile browser and show this skin else show the usual skin on web browsers
  • Test on More phones
  • Tailor the skin and CSS to look better 

 Is anybody interested? I am definitely. Not bad for a 2 hr investigation uh? 😉


Published by: vinu

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