Is Your Blog iPad Worthy?
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Is Your Blog iPad Worthy?

Is Your Blog iPad Worthy?

By John Jantsch

ipadLots of folks these days are consuming things like blog content on their still shiny new iPads. App developers like Flipboard and big time publishers like Slate and Wired are taking advantage of the wide HD screen to create stunning visual displays and interaction.

This new look media is starting to make plain old blogs look a little flat by comparison. Want to see how your blog looks on the iPad (buy one for $600 or . . . ) visit iPad Peek and plug in your blog’s URL to see what it looks like to an iPad viewer.

Now, to be fair the 1024 wide iPad screen in horizon view frames most modern WordPress themes just fine, but it’s all that other flashy looking stuff and vertical finger scroll that’s missing.

Fortunately, there are some ready made solutions that you can tap now without shelling our design bucks (OK, I know for some bloggers $50 bucks is a serious deal, but these are all very reasonable.)

The resources below will give some to work with and cost between $29 and $49. In most cases the promoters are suggesting their themes as not only a good iPad version but a great web option as well and have to agree.

PadPressed – PadPressed is actually a theme built into a plugin so it can sense when an iPad shows up and deliver your theme and some iPad only functionality to your blog

WPTouch 2.0 Pro – To be fair the iPad update to this plugin is coming in a month or so in v2.1, but I’ve used the mobile version of this plugin for months. This is a very useful tool and I expect the iPad version to work equally as well.

Mobility WP – Good stuff from the folks at Themeforest looks pretty simple and has some flexibility in scheme

Pingable – Multiple style options and built in lightbox option makes it a nice choice from creative professionals showcasing work.

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