We're excited to announce some new updates to Mobify this week!
We've created a simple way for you to insert a floating 'Add to home
screen' bubble into your mobile site. This will help you tell your
iPhone visitors how to add your site to their home screen as though it
was an app! Furthermore, apple touch icons will now work when a visitor
bookmarks your mobile site to their home screen using an Android device.
Look for a followup post on the blog in the next few days on how to
integrate this new feature into your Mobify site!
The Choose screen now shows selector information about the block
underneath your cursor. This will help you pick stronger selectors for
your mobile view. Ideally you should pick blocks that have either
classes or ids that you intend to keep even when you make updates to
your site style. For example, picking a div with class 'article' would
be a strong selector if you plan on always having articles contained in
a div with that class name.
We have significantly reduced the byte size of pages using unicode.
Unicode is used for many non-English languages, and this improvement
will make these pages load even faster.
We've made improvements to our content selection routines! Our block
choosing system has always supported both CSS selectors as well as
XPATH. Previously our selection algorithms preferred the XPATH over
CSS selectors when both were available. Our testing has shown that the
CSS selector is more likely to be correct, and our system now prefers
CSS selectors if they are present. This should reduce the chance of
breakage of the source website HTML is modified as CSS classes and ids
are generally preserved through incremental changes.
Performance monitoring - we've added some new features that will
help us track performance bottlenecks in our system, and should help us
create an even faster mobile experience in the weeks to come.