Daily Archives: 2009-02-25

Cantoni.mobi Redesign

My Cantoni.mobi mobile website resource site has been cruising along with a growing user base and a steady stream of suggested new sites. I wanted to stick with the original one-page design as long as possible, but finally I realized the page size was just too large. With over 300 links, the page weighed in at almost 22KB. Worse, I found it increasingly difficult to navigate within the page because the links list was just too long.

Tonight I’m releasing a big update to the site: we now have a “home” or index page at Cantoni.mobi. The home page has a list of categories, each of which are now on their own page. The structure is to simply add the category name in the URL, so News junkies for example could bookmark: http://cantoni.mobi/news/.

With the split, the home page is once again really lightweight (under 3KB) while the category pages are all under 8KB each.

Cantoni.mobi redesign screenshot