Twitter Updates Its Mobile Site For Consistency Across Platforms
Twitter users with older mobile browsers and feature phones will have an experience that’s more like what smartphone and Twitter.com users are familiar with.
The company has overhauled mobile.twitter.com with a new look and feel that’s in line with other Twitter experiences — no matter if the user is on a small, 240×240 screen or something much larger. The end result, Twitter says, is an entirely new and faster mobile site. The new mobile site, from a coding perspective, is up to 63 percent smaller than before.
Here’s a look at the before and after versions of mobile.twitter.com, as posted on Twitter’s announcement.
The project took about nine weeks. If you’re into user interface and/or development/programming issues, you’ll find a lot more detail about the various challenges Twitter faced on the Twitter blog.