Pocket Internet Explorer does a â€œjust okâ€ job at scaling web pages to fit in one column for our mobile viewing pleasure. But some sites, like CNN.com, come up quite messy with all of its text and picture
Thereâ€™s a free service out there called Skweezer from Greenlight Wireless, which uses proprietary technology to compress and scale a webpage to fit in one column. Youâ€™ll want to set PIE to default view, instead of one column, to achieve desired results when using Skweezer.
And how are the results? Pretty great based on my testing. Below and on the left is a shot of CNN.com loaded in PIE with one column view, while the one on the right is of the same page loaded into Skweezer (note the URL) in default view. The service shrinks larger text and takes out button and graphic backgrounds, making the page smaller in size and removing white space. To use Skweezer, dial in skweezer.net/ to your mobile browser, and enter in the desired URL youâ€™d like to visit from there. Sure, itâ€™s an extra step to have to visit another website to segway to another, but itâ€™s worth the extra few seconds if youâ€™re trying to view large non-mobile-friendly websites.
Have you used Skweezer? Were you pleased with the results?
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