Mobile view of the internet

This might be old news to most people but I didn’t know it…
You can use a special google url to view websites like mobiles phones do. Try this for example:
It’s quite useful when you want to see how your site looks like from a mobile phone or when you want to use a browser from a terminal like lynx or links (I know you don’t use these browsers but sometimes I do…)
To begin browsing in “mobile view” just go to and all links you click afterwards will be parsed through the proxy.

And another link I liked was this: Mobile view of google’s search.

3 Responses to “Mobile view of the internet”

  1. June 9th, 2008 | 11:24
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox on Linux Linux

    A page through a mobile device doesn’t look that bad!
    All mobile browsers (IE7, Opera, Nokia S60 Browser) are capable of drawing the page in the exact same way as your desktop browser does. You can then zoom to the specific part you want. They can also do “one-column-all”, but they still maintain the original design. 🙂

  2. June 9th, 2008 | 12:21
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox on Linux Linux

    You are probably right about new mobile browsers, but still google calls this “mobile” view. It’s probably better said as a lighter, reduced bandwidth version of the sites.

    Anyway, I find it more useful with console browsers than mobile phones 😛 I don’t use my phone’s browser anyway…

  3. June 10th, 2008 | 17:01
    Using Opera Opera 9.50 on Linux Linux

    Very useful. Thank you 🙂

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