Make a mobile site for your blog in 3 steps with Google Reader
Now a days there has been a trend of accessing the web through the phone.
The reasons are:-
Its its easy as all carriers have decent data speeds and in most the browsing is free.
Ease of use as one carries the mobile phone all the time unlike a computer.
So why not convert your blog to a blog that looks great on mobile phones. To view this blog on mobile mode go to http://m.mtaram.com. For this we would be using the built in functionality of the Google Reader to render the feed for the mobile phones.
What you need:-
1. You blog RSS feed URL
2. Access to your Domain control panel if you are hosting your own blog. Or you can register a free domain name of the numerous sited found on Google and redirect it to your mobile blog using a free URL redirection service.
Login to your Domain Control Panel.
Create a sub-domain like say http://m.mtaram.com
Open your Blogs RSS feeds within Google Reader. The URL looks like http://www.google.com/reader/view/feed/http://feeds.feedburner.com/mmwd [the bold part is the RSS feed of my Blog via Feedburner]. You can use any RSS feed or burn your own Feed using Feedburner.
We need to modify this URL for mobile view. To do so add a /m/ to the URL between reader and view. http://www.google.com/reader/m/view/feed/http://feeds.feedburner.com/mmwd.
This can be done in two ways.
First: You can permanently redirect http://m.<yourblog>.com to ">http://www.google.com/reader/view/feed/<your feed url>
Second: You can create an index.php file and specify the redirection in the index.php
Open a notepad file and copy paste the following
Header( "HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently" );
Header( "Location: <your blog url>" );
where you would be replacing <your blog url> with the modified Google Reader URL.
And you are done. Pass on the ULR of your mobile blog to your fellows and readers and enjoy.