Recent Mobile Launches on WordPress.com VIP

We’ve been really impressed with the mobile sites that have launched on VIP recently, many of which are responsive websites. Here’s a quick roundup of recent mobile launches on WordPress.com VIP.


Screen Shot 2013-01-31 at 6.45.54 PMQuartz

Quartz’s fully responsive theme is blindingly fast, and scales whether you’re looking at it on a phone, tablet or laptop. The site looks and feels like an application. You can read more about Quartz’s innovative design here and here.


mzl.lbnlkphx.320x480-75LocalTV

LocalTV’s mobile app (available in both the iTunes and Android stores), is powered by a custom mobile theme that is wrapped into an app. It also receives “rich” push notifications, meaning they can push HTML updates.


Time.com Person of the Year MobileTime.com’s Person of the Year

TIME.com’s Person of the Year site was launched in just two weeks using a responsive theme.

Our Q&A with TIME.com Managing Editor Cathy Sharick

Time.com’s responsive redesign announcement


gigaom-mobileGigaOM

GigaOM’s clean site is also responsive, and is easy to navigate on a mobile phone with a slide out menu on the left for sections and on the right for search and social tools.


Screen Shot 2013-01-28 at 4.16.51 PMMetro

Metro’s site is fully responsive, with the added functionality of being able to swipe from one article to the next when on a touchscreen device.

Read more about Metro’s mobile-first redesign


thevivant-mobileThe Vivant

TheVivant.com’s mobile site takes advantage of beautiful slideshows that pop up inside of your mobile browser and allow you to swipe through pages that have both large photographs and in-depth captions. It is a child theme of WPtouch.

Read more about the new StyleCaster.com


Screen Shot 2013-01-28 at 4.30.05 PMNeilLeifer.com

The translating the beautiful photography site of Neil Leifer onto a mobile device can be tricky. On this beautiful site, each gallery is represented by a thumbnail: tap once to see the name of the gallery, tap twice to load the gallery.


Screen Shot 2013-02-01 at 11.40.30 AMWilliams

Williams recently updated their site with a responsive design, which re-orients their homepage carousel from horizontal in the desktop version to vertical in a mobile version, and adds mobile-friendly navigation.


radar-mobileRadar Online

The mobile version of Radar Online provides the full Radar experience, complete with slideshows, videos, commenting and social media tools.


nakedsecurity-mobileNaked Security

Using a child theme of WPtouch, Sophos’ Naked Security blog loads lighting fast, and offers mobile-friendly drop down menus.


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