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Detect Mobile Browser and Serve Up Alternate Content (or nothing)

The site we just built for has a pretty cool slideshow feature on the home page, serving up a portion of the four most recent issues’ cover images and tables of content. But it doesn’t work well at all on small mobile devices, so Joe and I spent some time poking around the tubes until we worked this out:

Which is all based on a post we found here. (link is now dead)

(You’re going to need this file, too.)

(edit: Here’s a place to find out how to use is_mobile)

stuff we dig

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Dave Kuhar

Dave is the jack-of-all-trades running Transmit Studio, a media creation lab in San Jose. He's built more websites than he can remember, well over a hundred of them on WordPress. Whether it's tradeshow booths, video/TV, graphic design, presentations, magazine, tearsheet, and catalog layout, corporate identity packages, or just about any other kind of visual communication project, he's worked on it!


  1. Joe Mendel on September 10, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Or, as we discovered, we could simply use wp_is_mobile.

  2. Dave Kuhar on September 11, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Turns out we’re not always the sharpest crayons in the box. Still, this code will be handy when we build non-WP sites.

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