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Automatic Optimization Of WordPress For Game Consoles

Posted by Alex Bailey On January - 15 - 2007

Wii OperaWith the latest consoles all having web browsers, optimizing your website for them might soon be an everyday thing. If you use WordPress however, you’re in luck. There is a neat little plugin to do it for you. When enabled it will auto detect if the visitor is on a PSP, Wii, DS, etc. It will then use the appropriate font size that the console or hand held device works with best, and optimize the screen width for it as well. Once enabled all the posts are resized, and corrected for the appropriate device automatically; thus requiring no interaction. Advantages of this plugin are:

No scrolling
No zooming
No switching between display modes

Here is what the maker of the plugin has to say about what it does specifically to each system:

Webpages on the Wii are hard to view on default zoom and on many pages (designed wider then 800 pixels) you will have to scroll from side to side. In addition, font sizes that work on a computer screen don’t render well on a TV screen. With the DS-Lite the plugin provides a fast loading and readable version while in overview mode. The PSP is delivered a version that eliminates the horizontal scrolling (and reduces the vertical scrolling) required to read your posts and pages.

The only downside I can see is that there is one plugin for each device. This meaning it’s 3 separate plugins, and not one. Not sure if this will slow down WordPress or not.

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