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My customized CSS doesn't show up in iPhone

  1. I've selected the Albeo theme and customized it so that I can insert my own image. But when I view it from the iPhone, it ignores my custom CSS and shows the original Albeo theme. Is there a work around it or is this iPhone /wordpress bug? When you view it from the computer, it takes mu custom CSS and shows up correctly. Please help! Thanks.

    The blog I need help with is suzieim.wordpress.com.

  2. iPhones rely heavily on caching of pages to make things seem quicker and to keep from eating up huge amounts of bandwidth.

    Clear the cache on Safari on your iPhone and try again.

  3. @TSP
    waving madly and throwing a lei around his neck - missing you - bigtime. :)

  4. Hi there TT, thanks. I'm having a wonderful time. I would probably be down snorkeling right now but we have high surf warnings today.

  5. You had the mobile theme turned on under Appearance > Extras in your dashboard. If you check again now all should be displaying correctly.

  6. @Hanni
    Thanks and bookmarked! :)

  7. @hanni just checking - mobile theme is turned on by default, right?

  8. As a new iPhone user, I sure hope so, and so it seems to be.

    God knows, I'm a control freak when it comes to my blog, but here I am 3.25 weeks into having an iPhone and I've eaten 2.2 gigs of a 3 gig plan. Mobile themes are a godsend in my opinion, if your content is more important than your design. Design blogs may beg to differ.

  9. @tt yes I also think that mobile theme is the default, and consider it the correct default. There wa some talk* about CSS upgrade allowing edit of mobile theme CSS, which would be ideal for the mobile-conscious control freak.

    * no link, partly because I'm doing tbis from my Android.

  10. @Andrew and raincoaster
    I do not own a cell phone as they do not work where I live in this paradise where one can have a conversation with others who don't have their attention focused on waiting to feel vibrations or hear beeping, etc. Many who visit here seem to be in withdrawal and a state of angst until they accept the reality of living beyond the range of electronica, and open themselves to enjoying a natural and normal day in the back country. In fact, I have family members and freinds who come here so they can escape being in touch with others every minute of their waking day.

    I've always been a blogging minimalist abut became even moreso during the the Winter Solstice holiday break. I was in another location and I viewed my blogs on various devices. I was surprised to view how they rendered in the various devices and that changed my mid completely when it came to getting a CSS upgrade and injecting fonts and over-sized headers into my blog themes.

  11. I too have an iPhone, and do enjoy having the Mobile Theme. However, @TT, please know and/or remember the good 'ole saying, "Different strokes for different folks". Not everyone is the same. We're not meant to be. Some people like big headers and injected fonts, i.e: ME, and like to be able to see them on their trusty iPhones. Just saying.

  12. I'm a visually challenged artist who blogs and who is also into applying basic white hat SEO techniques. I'm focused on having fully accessible blogs that those who are not blessed with good eyesight can read with ease and want to return to time and tome again.

    As an artist I'm also fully aware of the effects of color and design on human emotions. As a blogger I'm fully aware that many fonts do not render well in all browsers or on all operating systems or all all devices used for web access. When it comes to my blogs my aim is to create a level playing field for all readers whether or not they are "challenged" or "disabled," and whether or not they are dial-up service or broadband, and regardless of which device they use to achieve web access.

    Aside from making a blog accessible to visually challenged readers, including those who are colorblind, and those who cope with epilepsy, etc. did you know that:

    (1) An accessible website is more likely to be ranked well with the search engines than an inaccessible website will be ranked;

    (2) By designing a colorblind accessible website and visually challenged accessible site, you are also targeting improved viewing via PDAs, 3G phones, iphones, notebooks, and similar technological devices that are used for web access.

    Just saying .. For most of my life I was not a challenged or disabled person. The challenges I face now are very recent. I entered cyberspace previous to these challenges being a factor for me, and found that is the one space that the able bodied and disabled can actually be on a level playing field. Alleluia!

    So my personal experience is one reason I'm focused on accessibility. The other is my mindset. I blog for my readers not for myself in my publicly available blogs. The more the merrier.:) Just as I endeavor to be a hospitable and accommodating hostess in my own home, I endeavor to be a hospitable and accommodating hostess on my blogs.

    Just saying ... best wishes to all bloggers who place accessibility at the top of their blogging goals list. As for the self stroking able bodied folks, who don't give damn, what can I say that wouldn't be said without breaking into a belly laugh?

  13. Well, before this gets way off topic, first let me say again, everyone blogs for different reasons. And they design for different reasons, There are millions and millions of blogs in cyberspace and I'm pretty confident each blogger didn't make their blog to appease others or to look like the general masses. With that said, yes, it's important to consider accessibility, formatting, etc. (re: I did, btw. It took me over a week and countless forum questions to get there)

    Like I said before, "different strokes for different folks". It's one thing to give "tips", it's another to appear insulting and judge those who have different personas, design differently, and blog for themselves rather than others, etc."Self Strokers" as you called them. There is absolutely nothing wrong with using a blog for a creative outlet, ones' thoughts, etc. Nothing.

    It is certainly unfortunate that you are visually impaired, truly. Take care.

  14. I'm sorry you chose to view my constructive criticism of your CSS editing made in another thread as insulting. As this thread is focused on themes for iphones. I gained something from Hanni's post and from Andrews' as well. I was glad to learn that the mobile theme is the default setting, and I have checked to make sure that the mobile theme is activated on all my blogs.

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