If you’d like to
see Kansas.com on your cell phone, I’ve got a couple of new options for you.
For the past week, we’ve been testing our new "WAP" (wireless application protocol) site, which
takes a portion of the content on Kansas.com and formats it in a way that makes it accessible on your mobile phone, as in the picture at right. Point your phone’s browser to m.kansas.com ("m" stands for "mobile"). It’s almost all text, so if you’ve got a limited data plan, you should be able to use the site regularly without inflating your cell bill.
If you’ve got a more sophisticated smartphone â€” say a Palm Treo, Blackberry or Motorola Q â€” and you don’t mind tinkering a bit, I’ve got a different option for you. I recently downloaded the free "beta" version of the Opera Mini 4 browser on my Treo. Amazing. If you’ve not been satisfied with the way Kansas.com displays on your smartphone, I urge you to try this. It works by preprocessing a Web site on Opera’s own servers, then sending your device a simplified, mini version of it on your phone. Use your phone’s navigation to highlight the section of the page you want to see in detail, click and, voila, you’ve zoomed into that section of the page in near-perfect detail. Slick and fast. (Keep in mind that this is "beta" software, although I haven’t had much trouble. Eventually, though, you’ll want to download the final version.)
â€” Nick Jungman