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OT: Please post mobile friendly Jumps in the Game Threads

The mobile version of Bleed Cubbie Blue uses a different host than the standard version, and has reduced graphics, etc., so that even with very slow mobile connectivity, the blog remains usable. As a user of an iPhone, who often reads the Game Threads with said iPhone, I would like to ask all Jump posters to post Jump links that do not redirect mobile devices away from one BCB host (site) to another, i.e. from mobile.bleedcubbieblue.com to www.bleedcubbieblue.com.

You may, if you like, see the difference here:

Standard version

Mobile version

After the jump I will attempt to explain the how and why of posting mobile friendly Jumps.

When one copies a link from the address field into the main comment area, or when one uses the link wizard (the little chain link thingy) a piece of html code is created which looks (something) like this:

<a href="http://www.bleedcubbieblue.com/2010/6/27/1539675/overflow-thread-2-cubs-vs-white">some text</a>.

When copying and pasting the link directly into the text area, the html code will not be visible to the poster, and when using the link wizard you should see code in the main comment text area which looks similar to the above.

The problem with the above link is the inclusion of the host and protocol in the address, i.e. http://www.bleedcubbieblue.com. This tells the browser that the page is to be downloaded from www.bleedcubbieblue.com. If the protocol and host are not included in the link address, then the browser is required to assume that the new page is from the same source, i.e. the same host, as the previous page. In other words, the mobile friendly version of the above would be this:

<a href="/2010/6/27/1539675/overflow-thread-2-cubs-vs-white">some text</a>.

Creating a link which is mobile friendly is very easy:

  1. Go to the new page (thread)
  2. Copy the address of the new page (e.g. ctrl-c, apple-c)
  3. Return to the old thread
  4. Write some text (or create an image link, if you want to be fancy) in the main text area
  5. Highlight (select) the text and/or image link code
  6. Click on the chain link thingy (between the quotes and the tree)
  7. Paste (ctrl-v, apple-v) the address in the dialog window and hit "OK"
  8. You should now see some HTML code around the text you wrote
  9. Remove the absolute part of the address, i.e. http://www.bleedcubbieblue.com
  10. Post it

A second method would be to just type the line of code by hand, which is how I usually do it.

Please do not  just copy the address directly into the main comment area of a Jump posting, because then you will not be able to edit the HTML link and the automatically created HTML code will point the browser to www.bleedcubbieblue.com.

If you want to create a graphical Jump, the mobile friendly version would look something like this:

<a href="/2010/6/27/1539675/overflow-thread-2-cubs-vs-white"><img src="http://home.mnet-online.de/dj7mgq/CubsPics/CubbiKoolAid.jpg"/></a>

Thank you for taking the time to have read this. I hope I haven't scared anyone off with all the tech talk.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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