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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

View mobile version of website with desktop computer

Blogger now gives the option to bloggers using their platform to opt for mobile template so that when it is detector is a visitor using mobile devices comes along, they will see the mobile version.

Also, before you actually enable mobile template, you can preview it by clicking the preview link. Also, you if have Adsense for that blog or website, Adsense ads will be displayed either at the bottom or at the top of the page.

However, after enabling mobile template but you don't have a mobile device handy with you, how can you view that mobile version with a desktop computer to verify that actually Adsense ads are actually displayed?

The solution is pretty simple. For example, the URL for this blog is

http://tools.bloggertipsandtricks.com/

All you need to do is to add ?m=1 to the end of the URL so that it become

http://tools.bloggertipsandtricks.com/?m=1

Mobile template has been enabled for this blog. Try for yourself and click this:
http://tools.bloggertipsandtricks.com/?m=1
and satisfy yourself that this technique does actually works.

This is particularly useful if your blog or website is a directory like Damansara Uptown Directory. To verify, click the link below:

http://www.damansarauptown.com/&m=1 Alternatively, go to iphone4simulator.com, slide to unlock, then type in the URL to view mobile version.