Cardigan: Webster for Target
Jeans: Old Navy
On another note, when I first started my blog, I disabled the mobile view because I hated it. When I was visiting new blogs, I really did not like seeing them in mobile view because I wanted to be able to scan the blog to see what it was about, scroll through some pictures, and get a feel of the blog layout and design.
I'm sure most bloggers have spent lots of time (and sometimes money) on to make their blogs look perfect with the beautiful colors and graphics, but then viewing it in the mobile view would completely strip the blog of all personality other than their header. And then I would have to click on each post to open it up and look at the pictures and the post, and swipe left and right to see more posts... but more often than not, I would be looking at a picture that was half-cut off, and would swipe to see if I could see the rest of the picture, and then I would get dropped onto the next post. It frustrated me to no end.
But then, with blogs that I was familiar with, I liked seeing them in mobile view when I was on my phone, it would help me quickly find the post I was looking for without scrolling FOREVER, and it was a lot easier to read the larger font instead of the tiny text from the web view (duh). I was slowly starting to warm up to the mobile view, except that the Disqus commenting system didn't work on Blogger's mobile version, so I refrained. Last week when Franish wrote a post asking whether she should switch to Disqus on her blog, it prompted a lot of good comments and discussion on the commenting system, and one thing that was brought up was the mobile commenting.
I Googled around and found out that there's an easy fix to have Disqus load in the Blogger mobile view (see here), but it does mess up the comment count. And then I found out that I can play around with the mobile CSS, though it's still very limited (can't use web fonts, can't customize post footer, don't want to restrain widths because every mobile device is different, etc.) so that I could at least personalize it a tiny bit, so I finally turned the mobile view back on.
I'm still not sure if I should keep it up, or just switch back to "web view" only. What do you guys think? Do you like mobile versions for blogs? Do you hate Disqus? I'd love to know!
Day 9 of Take One, Pass It On!